Flake Tries to Force Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh

Posted September 30, 2018

Whitehouse pointed to a calendar Kavanaugh kept as a teenager, which lists a party on July 1, 1982, that matches up with Ford's testimony about who was present the night she was assaulted.

In order for this FBI investigation regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to be complete, it is imperative the bureau must not only look into the accusations made by Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, it should also examine the veracity of his testimony before the Judiciary Committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a freaky and befuddling meeting Friday morning, voted to move Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation out of committee to the next step of a general floor vote - seemingly, however, with the caveat of a one-week FBI investigation into the sexual allegations against him. The FBI has no authority to conduct a criminal investigation against Kavanaugh on this particular allegation.

'We are writing to request that you immediately withdraw the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court or direct the FBI to re-open its background investigation and thoroughly examine the multiple allegations of sexual assault, ' the statement read.

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the White House to ask the FBI to conduct the supplemental investigation, which will be "limited to current credible allegations" and must be done by October 5.

The nominee also accused the senators in attendance of going after him in a "coordinated and well-funded" "political hit" as "revenge on behalf of the Clintons".

"I've been speaking to a number of people on the other side", Flake told the committee.

Whitehouse vowed to continue investigating Kavanaugh's past - regardless of whether he's ultimately confirmed. But that won't stop him from supporting the judge. The full Senate did much the same later that month - and so Kavanaugh finally became a member of the bench.

The two protesters, both explaining they were victims of sexual assaults, began shouting at Flake because of his expected vote for Kavanaugh.

Chuck Grassley’s Handling of the Ford Hearing Is an Ongoing Disaster
Feinstein responded to Grassley's criticism when she began her opening remarks, saying, "Yes, I did receive a letter from Dr. Ford was only questioned by Democrats, while Republicans on the committee left the probing up to Mitchell.

US President Donald Trump said: "I'm going to let the Senate handle that".

The scope of the investigation that FBI agents will undertake now is unclear.

"You're basically knocking on doors and doing neighborhood canvasses and looking at the suitability and fitness for office of future FBI agents, of people who are undergoing a five-year re-investigation to maintain a top secret clearance, and for judicial nominees, like Kavanaugh", said retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent James Gagliano, a CNN law enforcement analyst.

Actress Alyssa Milano speaks during a rally in front of the US Supreme Court September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. There were some things that I heard in the testimony yesterday that caught my attention that could be verified.

A number of U.S. celebrities have thrown their support behind Dr. Ford, who claimed in the 1980s, when she was about 15, that a drunken Judge Kavanaugh and friend Mark Judge forcibly held her down on a bed and tried to remove her clothing at a party in Maryland.

It was a reversal from an earlier call with McConnell in which Trump was upset as Ford delivered her emotional testimony, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Judge Kavanaugh addressed the committee in the afternoon, in a fiery speech defending his name, reputation, and career. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and her staff knew about them even as Feinstein herself failed to bring them up in her meetings with Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh proclaimed his innocence, denying Ford's allegation again and vowing defiantly: "You may defeat me in the final vote, but you'll never get me to quit".

Emails released as part of these hearings show that these files were regularly shared with Kavanaugh while he was on the White House staff.

Recently in World News