Several people with information related to allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh say they have tried in vain to speak with the FBI, which is expected to wrap up its investigation this week.
Mr Judge has not appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but said in a statement: “I do not recall the party described in Dr Ford’s letter”.
A lawyer for Mr Judge, who has denied any wrongdoing, declined to say when the interview finished or what he was asked.
Trump expanded on the subject of the allegations against Kavanaugh by saying that the men of the nation are now under constant threat of false accusations.
In a letter written on Tuesday to Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray and Federal Bureau of Investigation general counsel Dana Boente, Prof Ford’s lawyers noted that it was five days since the fresh background check was launched.
U.S. reports also say former classmates of the judge’s who have stressed his heavy college drinking are not on the witness list. “We hope that this reporting is inaccurate”, Ford’s attorneys wrote. He had previously called Ford a “very credible witness”.
Mr Trump was in MS yesterday looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election that could tip the balance of the Senate. But he also said the judge’s interactions with members of the Judiciary Committee were “sharp and partisan and that concerns me”. “This is a very hard time”.
Earlier Tuesday night, the New York Times published a bombshell report detailing how Trump received hundreds of millions of dollars from his father’s real estate empire, undercutting the image Trump has long crafted of himself as a self-made man. “Downstairs? Where was it – I don’t know”, Trump mimicked Ford at a rally in Mississipi on Tuesday. I don’t remember. How many years ago? “Well, you think it was – Nope!” “How did you get home?”
“How did you get there?” I don’t remember. Where was the place? “Many decades ago the IRS reviewed and signed off on these transactions”, Sanders said in the statement, which did not cite any specifics of the report. “I don’t know”, he continued, as the audience from DeSoto County – a heavily conservative region – applauded. What neighbourhood was it in? ‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house?
“‘What neighbourhood was it in?’ I don’t know”.
“The one thing we’re seeing across is the country is (Republicans) are really energized. A man’s life is shattered”.
With the midterm elections just weeks away, Republicans risk losing the House and possibly the Senate as they face an energised Democratic party – particularly educated, suburban women and minorities. “The FBI must not be handcuffed, and their results should be made public”.
The votes of the three aforementioned Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed.
■Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will vote this week on whether to elevate Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
A spokesman for McConnell noted that the agreement with Flake and other swing senators was to have a procedural vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation by Friday, so the majority leader would have to take steps to tee up that vote on Wednesday. Dianne Feinstein of California said Tuesday was too soon to “put all the facts together”. That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.