FBI Did Not Review Witnesses Suggested By Ramirez, Her Attorney Says

05 October, 2018, 12:41 | Author: Austin Daniel
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Asked whether Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court if there is "still a doubt about whether the charges are true", 52% felt he should not, while 40% said he should.

A Chicago native, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said that Brett Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee last week convinced him that Kavanaugh should not be on the Supreme Court.

"I think women are going to turn out in very big numbers to express their opinion", Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, told reporters on Wednesday. "That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me", Kavanaugh wrote.

The protesters include a loud contingent from ME, and they're calling on Susan Collins, a key Republican senator, to vote against Kavanaugh. The FBI interviewed only 10 people.

The FBI questioned Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh. The agency has also spoken to a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, who has claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a Yale party when both were freshmen.

"This is what democracy looks like!" protesters shouted outside the Supreme Court, voicing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court but somehow speaking for everyone on every side on a day of passion, chaos and effect.

'This confirmation process has become a national disgrace.

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who faces a hard re-election race next month, cited concerns about his "past conduct" and said she felt his heated attacks on Democrats during last week's Judiciary Committee hearing raised questions about his "current temperament, honesty and impartiality".

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Indeed, the FBI followed the standard background investigation process the Senate uses for the hundreds of nominations it considers. And now, just weeks before the midterm elections Kavanaugh is accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college.

The letter, which came after the FBI concluded its latest background investigation into Kavanaugh, calls out the FBI for failing to attempt to corroborate the claims made by Ramirez.

Brett Kavanaugh will "potentially, hopefully" be on the Supreme Court in short order, President Donald Trump said Thursday night to a crowd chanting "Kav-a-naugh" in Rochester, Minn.

"My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate".

And when Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - a Democrat from a red state who voted to confirm President Trump's first nominee, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, to the court - announced that she had decided not to support Kavanaugh on Thursday, she too cited questions about Kavanaugh's "temperament, honesty and impartiality" as chief among her concerns.

Most Democrats opposed Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh from the outset.

The controversy has unfolded just weeks ahead of the November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to seize control of Congress from the Republicans.

Democrats are criticizing the probe as a whitewash as the White House said investigators interviewed nine people - far short of the dozens of potential witnesses offered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by two Kavanaugh accusers.

On Wednesday, the three Republican senators key to Kavanaugh's approval blasted Trump for mocking Ford's memory lapses at a political rally.

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