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The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

"I wish he hadn't had done it". The ultimate objective of Democrats - both on the Senate Judiciary Committee and in the Senate as a whole - he says "is to defeat Kavanaugh's nomination, drum up additional support for midterm elections, hopefully flip the Senate, and onward to 2020 where they hope to regain the presidency". Underscoring the GOP effort to vote on Kavanaugh quickly - and end the chances for fresh allegations to emerge - he said "it shouldn't take long" for lawmakers to read the report. "The president's comments were just plain wrong", added Collins.

Prof Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, described Mr Trump's words as "a vicious, vile and soulless attack" on her.

Outside Phoenix, Rep. Martha McSally, a sexual assault survivor herself, said the issues raised by Ford are "pretty personal".

Late Wednesday, Democrats raised new objections, hinting that there was evidence of problems in previous background Federal Bureau of Investigation checks for Judge Kavanaugh and demanding those be probed. "Right now I would say, my sons", he replied.

Dr Ford said she first disclosed the alleged sexual assault in 2012 during therapy sessions with her husband, after they began to fight over her insistence they install a second front door. I don't remember. How many years ago was it? Well, you think it was...? "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer".

Ford testified that she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home afterward, but offered a detailed account of the incident itself in which she said a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she screamed. As to how she presented herself: "very well, very articulate, even President Trump commended her as to how she presented herself, and Judge Kavanaugh is going to be Matt Damon on "Saturday Night Live" for the rest of his life", Zaid said.

"How many years ago was it?" 'I don't know.' What neighborhood was it? What neighbourhood was it in? "Where's the house? I don't know". Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? 'I don't know.' Where's the house? "I don't remember", he then parroted.

In a separate remarks, the president's son Donald Trump Jr said he was more anxious for his sons than his daughters in the current climate which they see being tilted against men.

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"Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said at a campaign rally in MS, questioning what Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee during testimony last week.

"That's what we're being told", GOP Sen.

What does Prof Ford remember?

The report was the result of a dramatic and emotional hearing before the Judiciary Committee last week in which Ford and Kavanaugh recalled the summer of 1982, when she said the attack occurred. Sen.

Sanders cribbed from Kellyanne Conway's script earlier in the day, insisting "the president was stating fact" though, in fairness, she stopped short of using Conway's gag that Ford has "been treated like a Fabergé egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president".

A memorandum prepared by the prosecutor brought in to question Ms Ford on behalf of the Republicans points to the justifications they are...

Prof Ford did acknowledge in her testimony that she could not provide all the details asked of her - including how she arrived at the party or how she left it and where exactly it took place.

"We've been very open and transparent throughout the process", she said.