Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusation, as well as those of two other women.
Trump says he's still hopeful that Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate and that he doesn't want to discuss alternative nominees. Charles "Chad" Ludington, who now teaches at North Carolina State University, said he was a friend of Kavanaugh's at Yale and that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker". "I think Judge Kavanaugh could have made the exact same points without making reference to the Clintons or Democrats, without going down that road", said Josh Blackman, a law professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston.
It is illegal to lie to Congress.
Unfortunately, the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to serve as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is in question because of an orchestrated, last-minute attempt by Senate Democrats and their enablers in the mainstream press to smear his character through unsubstantiated sexual assault claims in a desperate attempt to delay his confirmation vote to pacify the Democratic base for the mid-term elections.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said on ABC's This Week that any investigation that limits whom the FBI can interview and which leads agents can follow would be a "farce".
Chris Coons on Friday when they left a meeting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination together, just before the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote.
"They report phony news", said Trump, who spent more than 80 minutes last Wednesday answering questions from journalists at a news conference the White House scheduled during the U.N. General Assembly session in NY.
"Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion". In defending Kavanaugh, Trump and other supporters noted that the allegations had never surfaced in six previous background checks during Kavanaugh's long career in the executive and judicial branches of the US government. He added: "And hopefully at the conclusion, everything will be fine". "And if we find one on him then that'll be the greatest shock of all time", Trump said.
The Kentucky Republican has used a Senate floor speech to accuse Democrats of constantly delaying and resisting Kavanaugh's nomination. That investigation is supposed to be completed by Friday.
The person familiar with the matter said the investigation must conclude by Friday and it is possible, but unlikely, agents will finish their work before the end of the week. "The trauma for a man who has never had any accusations", Trump said. Deborah Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party in the early 1980s when they were Yale University students. Several minutes later another reporter asked Trump to name the Senator he'd witnessed in a compromising situation.
Trump expressed sympathy and support for his nominee, a conservative federal appeals court judge whose confirmation prospects in the Senate looked smooth until the sexual misconduct allegations surfaced last month. The Intercept, which first reported the allegation, has also denied Ms Feinstein's office was its source.
Sanders spoke on "Fox News Sunday", Conway appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and Graham and Hirono were interviewed on ABC's "This Week".