Democrats question Kavanaugh's credibility and temperament

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Trump's statements on Ford have swung dramatically since her testimony.

"I know yesterday [McConnell] said that was not going to be the case, but I have a feeling they're probably trying to figure out some way of disseminating this", Corker said.

On NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Sen.

Mr Flake said on United States television: "There's no time and no place for remarks like that, that discuss something this sensitive at a political rally". I wish he hadn't. done it.

"I thought it was obviously insensitive and appalling, frankly".

That's put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, under excruciating pressure.

Trump's aggressive criticism of Ford seems to reflect the sentiments of some of his conservative supporters.

But Ford has not heard from the FBI as of Tuesday morning as questions mount about the extent of the agency's investigation, her team said told CNN.

Flake is one of a handful of moderate Republicans in the Senate whose votes could seal Kavanaugh's fate.

Trump: "How many years ago was?" Collins has criticized Trump at times as well but not as often as Flake.

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Amid criticism from key Republican senators, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford during a rally Tuesday. 'I don't remember.' How'd you get there?

McConnell, a Republican, filed a petition for a so-called cloture vote, which if successful would limit debate on the Kavanaugh nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour waiting period before the Senate could vote to confirm the nominee. It's unclear whether there will be a public summary of the information, or whether the White House would be allowed to release portions of the report.

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of NY, fired back in remarks after McConnell, saying the weeklong delay to the let the FBI investigate came at the request of Republican senators who weren't prepared to vote for Kavanaugh's nomination.

Meanwhile, Mark Judge, a high school friend of Mr Kavanaugh, has completed his interview with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. Garrett's lawyer, William Sullivan, said Garrett has voluntarily cooperated with the FBI's reopened background check, but he declined to comment further.

Senator Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, complained in an interview with Reuters that the White House had not responded to requests for documents detailing its instructions to the FBI about the scope of its investigation of Kavanaugh.

Flake has previously said that his vote depends on the results of the FBI's investigation and has declined to speculate on whether he would be comfortable voting on Kavanaugh if the probe is not yet completed.

Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, said Ford's story hasn't been corroborated and people should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. Smyth and Leland Keyser. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusation as well as allegations by two other women, all dating from the 1980s. At least one undecided Republican, Sen.

He raised questions about the drinking habits of Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Kavanaugh's beer drinking.

At a news conference on Monday, President Donald Trump decried what he described as "trauma" inflicted upon Kavanaugh, but nevertheless said he wants to see the FBI "do a very comprehensive investigation".

A day after the hearing, Trump had called Ford "a very credible witness" who provided "very compelling" testimony. Leahy's office didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on Tuesday.

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