Flake Vows to Vote 'No' if Supreme Court Nominee Lied

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake speaks with committee colleagues during a hearing in Washington on Sept. 28 2018 after requested a delay for a floor vote to allow for an FBI investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee has said that the investigation would be "limited to current credible allegations" - raising questions over exactly what would be investigated given that Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations.

While Trump appears to be open to what he calls a "very comprehensive investigation" by the FBI, he said at a White House news conference Monday "the FBI should interview anybody they want within reason, but you have to say within reason".

"The White House will decide the breadth of the inquiry, though presidential advisers were working in concert with Senate Republicans, said the two people, one a senior administration official, who both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive investigation. I've done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate", Kavanaugh said late last week.

"I don't want to talk about a Plan B", he said.

Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Kavanaugh had held her down on a bed, covered her mouth and tried to remove her clothes at a high-school party.

Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said Sunday that testimony would be taken from Ramirez and Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who has been named by two of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

The true test for Flake would come once the full Senate votes on the Kavanaugh nomination in the coming days, Walsh said. "But about half of voters say Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the target of a smear campaign", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the QU poll.

"I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee. It's nearly became - I - I think for me it's, like, a part of my job description to handle this crap", Trump said.

The investigators will compile information about Mr Kavanaugh's past and provide their findings to the White House and include the information in Mr Kavanaugh's background file, which is available to senators. It is also unclear where the interview took place or what the Federal Bureau of Investigation will do with the information Ramirez gave them. "At the same time, just so we all understand, this is our seventh investigation of a man who has really.you look at his life until this happened, what change he's gone through, what his family's gone through", he said. Trump responded when asked about the embattled Supreme Court nominee by one reporter.

Mr Trump said the parameters of the investigation would be up to the Republican-led Senate.

According to the Journal, Swetnick has recorded a TV interview to be aired Sunday, the first woman making accusations against the Supreme Court nominee to do so. Left off the list were former classmates who have contradicted Judge Kavanaugh's congressional testimony about his drinking and partying as a student.

Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

"Our Democratic colleagues have accused Kavanaugh of being a rich, drunk, lying sexual predator and the six FBI investigations he's been through don't support that".

At times in the memo, Mitchell seems to echo Kavanaugh's defense against Ford's charge, such as when she wrote that the "alleged assault has not been corroborated by anyone she identified as having attended-including her lifelong friend".

Another is an unnamed Yale classmate who wanted to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's accusation that Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her at a college party.

Quoting an unnamed senior U.S. official, NBC reported that the FBI's witness list does not include Julie Swetnick, the third accuser to come forward with a claim against Mr Kavanaugh. Mr Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a narrow 51-49 margin.

Mitchell also points out Ford claimed to want to keep her story confidential, but called the tipline at the Washington Post even before her claim was presented to Sen.

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