Mark Judge’s lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

“One thing we know for sure: The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh here on this floor, this week”, McConnell said during a floor speech in which he also dismissed some recent media reports about Kavanaugh’s decades-old behavior.

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The FBI will also question Leland Keyser and P.J. Smyth, two people who Ford said were at the gathering of teenagers where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. ‘Where was the place?’ I don’t remember.

“How many years ago was it?” I don’t know.’ ‘Upstairs? “I don’t remember”, the president said.

The mockery, which drew laughter and applause from his rally crowd, was Trump’s most direct attack on Ford since she went public with her allegations. But certainly [Ford] was a very credible witness. “He did this, he did that, he did that and, honestly, it’s a very risky period in our country”, Trump said during a news conference in NY. After hearing from Ford and Kavanaugh last week, and meeting with sexual assault survivors, Collins encouraged calls for an FBI investigation before the Senate votes. She is remarkable profile in courage. “He is a profile in cowardice”, Bromwich said.

“It’s a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of”, he said.

“I tell myself you give a little leeway because of what he’s been through, but on the other hand, we can’t have this on the court”, Flake added. “It’s kind of appalling”.

Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other “credible allegations” against him, but the president also said “speed” was important in the process.

But Flake isn’t saying whether he’ll vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The president was in MS on Tuesday looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election that could tip the balance of the Senate.

Murkowski joined other undecided senators who backed Sen.

Hyde-Smith was appointed this year to fill the seat of Republican Thad Cochran.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, “We’re going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?” “I think that Judge Kavanaugh is doing very well right now”. “And a vote for Cindy is a vote for me”. Mr Judge told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a written statement that he did not recall any such incident – but he was not asked to testify in person. “His credibility is in real doubt – doubt enough for a lot of Americans to say this man should not be on the Supreme Court”.

Garrett is at least the fifth person known to have been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since last Friday, when the White House directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to Kavanaugh’s high school and college years.

But just a few hours later, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dudley and Cozzolino didn’t immediately return messages on Tuesday. If no candidate earns more than 50 percent of the vote on November 6, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff on November 27.

President Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday before boarding Marine One for a trip to Pennsylvania and Tennessee. “It’s not like I want to protect my friend”, Trump said.

Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority heading into next month’s midterm elections that will determine which political party controls both houses of Congress.

When will the Senate vote on Kavanaugh? Chris McDaniel, Hyde-Smith basked in the president’s support.

Meanwhile, a report released Tuesday by police in New Haven, Connecticut, says Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college.

Earlier in the day, Trump bemoaned what he says has become the marching orders in the #MeToo movement – guilty until proven innocent. The United States ranks No. 2 in the world behind China in manufacturing output.

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“Even for Donald Trump this represents a new low”. Almost half of USA voters in a Quinnipiac University poll this week opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation, up six points from a month ago.

Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington DC