Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest and march against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in New York City. Reuters

In light of the recent attacks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over his alleged drinking in high school and his having thrown ice at someone in a bar, a rare video clip of then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama has surfaced that shows the 40-year-old admitting that while he was a "young boy" and an "adolescent" he drank "a six-pack in an hour" in between classes, got in fights, was a "thug", and used illegal drugs.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican who has been critical of Trump but also has the president's ear, said Wednesday at the The Atlantic Festival in Washington that Trump's comments were "not helping" and he should "knock it off", but he also argued that "everything he said is factual". But Democrats accused the administration of restricting the probe behind the scenes. She also complained that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not talk to witnesses identified by Deborah Ramirez, who also accused Kavanaugh of assault in the 1980s.

Senator Flake was instrumental last week in getting Mr Trump to order an FBI investigation into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, after he was confronted in a lift by victims of sexual assault.

"An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford- nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony - can not be called an investigation", Ford's attorneys wrote.

Trump's Ford mocking is not the problem, the White House representative told reporters. Kennedy said it would be "silly" to threaten to withhold his vote over the report being made public. I don't remember. How'd you get there?

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley cited the man's declaration and insisted lawyers for Dr Ford provide notes from her therapist.

Once the report - which is typically confidential - is given to the Senate, all senators will be able to access it in a secure room.

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted that Ford "deserves better". Other Republicans have voiced similar concern.

Why the Federal Bureau of Investigation hasn't interviewed Kavanaugh or Ford
Conway did not return a request for comment. "We expect the Senate to vote and hope they do that soon", she said. What she has said: "It is important to have a fair process for the sake of both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr.

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"It is troubling that the committee majority has characterized information from Judge Kavanaugh's confidential background investigation on Twitter, as that information is confidential and not subject to public release, " Democrats, led by Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat of IL, wrote to the committee's chairman, Chuck Grassley. McConnell characterized those requests as part of an ongoing effort "to move the goal posts" on Kavanaugh's nomination by senators bent on delay.

Trump, who commented after Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she seemed "credible", raised some eyebrows Tuesday when he went the opposite direction, openly questioning Ford during a rally Tuesday in Mississippi.

Following testimony from one of his accusers before a US Senate committee, an FBI background investigation was re-opened to examine the allegations.

Several people with information related to the allegations against Kavanaugh have said they have tried in vain to speak with the FBI, which is due to wrap up its investigation this week.

Republicans called the Democrats' letter "baseless innuendo". I don't remember. How many years ago was it? "Downstairs? Where was it - I don't know." - though Ford has consistently said that it was an upstairs bedroom.

Two senior Senate sources told Fox News earlier that the report isn't expected to be released publicly. He had previously submitted a statement denying the incident but had resisted appearing before the committee.

But Ford has not heard from the FBI as of Tuesday morning as questions mount about the extent of the agency's investigation, her team said told CNN. Either way, the testimony given by both Kavanaugh and Ford might have already made a permanent impact.

"All of us need to keep in mind there's a few people that are on the fence right now".

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