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Republican women in hot seat over Trump mocking Ford, vote looming

Republicans take careful steps to secure the FBI's background report of Brett Kavanaugh ordered after he was accused of sexual assault Embattled Trump court nominee drops Harvard teaching
Pablo Mccormick | 04 October, 2018, 06:59

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee accused their Republican colleagues of mishandling confidential information contained in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks on Wednesday and alluded that the files may contain evidence of inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse.

Late last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from both Kavanaugh, and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her down on a bed and groped her against her will at a high school gathering in 1982.

" 'I had one beer!' Right?" he said to supporters at the rally as they cheered and laughed.

Trump's comments about Ford reflected a growing frustration among some in the White House, and by the president, that her story has not received the same level of scrutiny as Kavanaugh's, said a person close to the process who was not authorized to speak publicly.

"President Trump went through a factual rendition that I didn't particularly like and I would tell him to knock it off", Graham said, "You're not helping".

I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years [in high school].

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Obama added that what he believed helped him pull through some more hard years was his natural ability to do well in school without much effort. I don't know. I don't know.

Senator Susan Collins surrounded by reporters asking her questions about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mr Trump was accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women.

"And I think the end result is that they are complicit".

"Judge Kavanaugh is not leadership material and he is not lectureship material".

Sanders also blasted Democrats, accusing them of launching a "full-scale assault on" Kavanaugh's integrity. In the statement, a man who says he is Ford's former boyfriend says he saw Ford, a psychology professor, coach a friend on how to be less nervous during a polygraph examination.

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Ford told Senate Judiciary Committee that, despite some memory lapses, she was "100 percent certain" it was a drunken Kavanaugh who pinned her to a bed, groped her, and put his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams for help. In addition, none of the people to whom she pointed as being at the party corroborates her. That's the only thing I remember.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, blamed the FBI's narrow list of interviewees on the White House.

Washington has been awaiting completion of the investigation since last week, when Flake, Collins and Murkowski pressured a reluctant Trump and GOP leaders to order the FBI to renew its background check of the 53-year-old Kavanaugh.

CNN quoted her as saying on Wednesday morning: "The president's comments were just plain wrong". Instead of trying to sort out with reason and care the allegations that were raised, Judge Kavanaugh responded in an intemperate, inflammatory and partial manner, as he interrupted and, at times, was discourteous to senators.

Prior to testifying before the Senate, Dr Ford said she did not want to appear because she was afraid to fly and was suffered PTSD from the alleged assault that made her anxious in confined spaces. 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. "The president was stating the facts" about the gaps in Ford's recollection of the alleged incident, Sanders said.

"None of that stuff's public", Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters on Wednesday.

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