Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional

ABA asks US Senate committee to halt Kavanaugh vote till FBI probe

Dr. Christine Ford gave her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied all of the allegations against him and is also scheduled to testify on Thursday to rebut Ford and the other women who have since come forward. She said Trump thought Kavanaugh's testimony was "powerful, it was riveting and it was honest".

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh refused to call for the Federal Bureau of Investigations to reopen its inquiry into his background after Senator Dick Durban (D-Illinois) asked him to request that through White House counsel Don McGahn in a Senate Judiciary meeting on Thursday Sept. 27, 2018.

"I will be brokenhearted if the Senate rejects this good man", Graham said.

Kavanaugh ditched his prepared remarks and instead issued a blistering statement declaring the confirmation process "a national disgrace".

Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing.

"At the daylong session Thursday, Ford and Kavanaugh both said the event and the public controversy that has erupted 36 years later had altered their lives forever and for the worse - perhaps the only thing they agreed on during a long day of testimony that was a study in contrasts of tone as well as substance".

Lieu's tweet refers to Swetnick, the Kavanaugh accusers who alleges he and friends held parties and plied women with drugs and alcohol to facilitate gang raping them.

The boys' laughter was "indelible in the hippocampus", she said.

Like many Americans, employees at the White House were riveted on the testimony of Kavanaugh and Ford throughout the day.

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While Ford said she came forward to give the senators an understanding of Kavanaugh's character as they examined him for a seat in the country's apex court.

"This has never been about the truth". 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.

Fox News has learned that Republicans' tentative plan is to hold a final confirmation vote on Kavanaugh before the full Senate sometime next week.

During Clarence Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, his onetime aide Anita Hill testified that Thomas spoke with her in lurid detail about pornographic films, and that he "told me graphically of his own sexual prowess". The Latin word can be found in the titles of a number of articles in medical journals and appears frequently in psychological articles about survivors of trauma, particularly the trauma of sexual assault. Ford's fear of flying was one area that Mitchell homed in on, getting Ford to admit that, despite her concerns and reluctance to fly to Washington for an interview by the committee, she had flown for vacations and professional conferences.

"I only have a few seconds left and I'll just ask you a direct question: did you watch Dr. Ford's testimony?". "The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out", Kavanaugh said addressing the Democrats.

Collins and Murkowski are not on the Judiciary Committee, so they will not participate in the planned vote Friday morning. Democrats are likely to grill Kavanaugh on all of their allegations and the corroborations from some of their friends and classmates, as well as his drinking habits in high school and college. "And it would be hard to justify - these allegations are coming up about him, but not other people - how do they justify putting him in such an important role?"

Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a swing vote on a court now divided between four conservative and four liberal justices.

Republican leaders said - and Trump ordered - that the new probe be "limited in scope".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC also mentioned the ABA's assessment during an impassioned defense of Kavanaugh on Thursday.

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