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Donald Trump: Brett Kavanaugh Testimony 'Powerful, Honest, and Riveting'

Donald Trump: Brett Kavanaugh Testimony 'Powerful, Honest, and Riveting'

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It also means that any cases the Supreme Court hears before a ninth justice is in place will be decided by just eight, raising the possibility of tie votes. Republicans control the Senate 51-49. But their statements do not disprove the allegations, either.

Adrian Untermeyer, a second-year student at the law school, is one of those who were riveted.

While Trump himself watched the testimony from the residential section of the White House, officials gathered in White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' office in the West Wing to watch the proceedings. She said Trump thought Kavanaugh's testimony was "powerful, it was riveting and it was honest". "The Senate must vote!"

"Thursday's testimony appears to have only sharpened the partisan divide over Trump's nominee". Some Democrats have called on Kavanaugh to withdraw and have said an FBI investigation is needed before any Senate confirmation vote.

Her account, delivered in a soft and sometimes-halting voice, came as the Judiciary panel began an extraordinary session that Republicans hope will let them salvage Kavanaugh's chances of joining the high court. "The committee is going to vote".

When the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona remains in doubt. Murkowski, Collins and Manchin had huddled with Flake late Thursday, after the hearing.

"I have no authority to force an executive branch agency to conduct an investigation into a matter it considers to be closed, " he said at the hearing.

"Dr. Ford's allegations are not merely uncorroborated, it's refuted by the very people she says were there".

The video of Swetnick was revealed on Thursday just hours before another Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee.

Meanwhile, another woman has come forward with new allegations about Kavanaugh, accusing him of inappropriate behavior while he was in high school.

"This confirmation process has become a national disgrace", he told the committee.

"To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics", he said.

Susan Collins is among a small number of centrist senators who could determine whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed. Some commentators were baffled by what points she was trying to make, such as establishing Ford's fear of flying.

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After Mitchell asked Kavanaugh several detailed questions about Ford's allegations, the GOP senators took matters into their own hands. Sen. He vowed to continue fighting for his confirmation, telling Democrats who oppose him "you'll never get me to quit".

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked Kavanaugh during the hearing if he was one of the characters, Bart O'Kavanaugh, in Judge's book called "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", which was written in 1997.

Ashley Kavanaugh says she is standing by her husband and has received death threats for it. "I believed he was going to rape me". Judge has said does not recall the incident. "Ms. Keyser said under penalty of felony she does not know me, does not ever recall being at a party with me ever".

Asked how certain she was that Kavanaugh was her attacker, she declared, "100 percent".

"Brett and Mark came into the bedroom and locked the door behind them", she said.

"An angry Kavanaugh, who testified after Ford, declared: "My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed". Judge has denied being involved in any such sexual assault or in actions alleged by other women that have also surfaced in relation to Kavanaugh in recent weeks.

They have accused Ms Ford and the other women of making unproven allegations and have questioned why they had not publicly revealed them for decades.

"I am here today not because I want to be", said the married mother-of-two.

President Trump - who would have to request such an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe - said moments earlier than he would defer to the Senate and whatever Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wants to do.

Twenty years ago a sitting U.S. president, Bill Clinton, was ordered to answer a series of excruciating questions about his sexual relationship with a 22-year-old intern.

"The judge repeatedly refused to answer senators' questions about the hard-party atmosphere that has been described from his peer group at Georgetown Prep and Yale, treating them dismissively".

'I like beer; do you?'

"I liked beer. I still like beer".

More than a 1,000 fellow Holton-Arms high school graduates have also lent their support for fellow graduate Dr Ford and their belief in her accusations through a letter presented to Senator Shelley Moore Capito.