Senate Judiciary Committee refers ‘false statements’ against Brett Kavanaugh to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing

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Brett Kavanaugh's alma mater - has joined the American Bar Association in asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to suspend its consideration of Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court until an FBI investigation is completed into multiple sexual assault allegations. Lindsey Graham, a Kavanaugh supporter who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" that Flake, Maine Republican Sen.

While President Donald Trump declared Saturday that the FBI would have "free rein" in its investigation, people close to the matter say the scope is far more limited.

Kavanaugh needs at least 50 votes to be confirmed by the 100-member Senate.

The White House counsel's office has reportedly provided FBI investigators with a list of witnesses they are permitted to interview as part of the week-long probe, sources within the administration told NBC on the condition of anonymity.

The FBI has reached out to the second woman who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Trump then ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation, which has delayed a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. Just what the FBI will investigate remains a mystery.

According to a letter Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, a Rhode Island man contacted Rhode Island Sen.

Following reports by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal the White House, which has stood by Kavanaugh throughout the fallout from an explosive Senate hearing on Thursday, denies it was limiting the range of the investigation.

The FBI has been given the go-ahead to look wherever their investigation takes them; the only limit being that it is completed within a week. "I've done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate", Kavanaugh said.

Ramirez, 53, told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away at a party during the 1983-84 school year at Yale.

Flake's stunning 11th-hour move played out on national television amid heated partisan debate and raucous protests in the halls of the Capitol, where one woman cornered the Arizona senator in an elevator demanding he oppose Kavanaugh, citing her own experience with sexual assault. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied that claim.

As with numerous more high-profile Federal Bureau of Investigation reports we have seen in recent months, the findings and interpretation will be hotly contested by elected officials who will seize on every word and inflection to better make their own personal case appear the more credible.

Flake stopped short of where Democrats hoped he would land, which was putting a hold on a committee vote. "I do think the big question is, was that Brett Kavanaugh?". An attorney for Keyser reaffirmed her previous statement that she doesn't know Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a gathering or party where he was present, the Judiciary Committee said in a statement on Saturday night.

In a fiery opening statement to address Ford's allegations against him before the Senate Judiciary committee Thursday, Kavanaugh denied all allegations against him. They have deliberately and consciously turned the confirmation process into a witch hunt, knowing that any allegation - no matter how weird or unlikely - would be lovingly reported by their allies in the media. "They should be looking at anything they think is credible within this limited scope".

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