Donald Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

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■New questions are being raised by Democrats about whether, sexual misconduct allegations aside, Kavanaugh has been truthful about his drinking, and has showed the proper temperament to be a judge on the nation's highest court.

Trump's comments on Tuesday were just the latest instance of the President expressing concern about the public outcry resulting from the allegations against Kavanaugh and the impact on other men. "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. Angus King (I-Maine) told CNN Wednesday morning, hours after Trump ridiculed Blasey's accusation at a campaign rally amid laughter and shouts of "lock her up". It was not immediately clear if Kavanaugh dropped out due to anticipation that he would be serving on the Supreme Court.

Speaking Tuesday night at a rally in Southaven, Miss., Trump attacked the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford, who last week testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her during a high school party more than 30 years ago. A lawyer for Judge, who has denied any wrongdoing, declined to say when the interview finished or what Judge was asked. He denied reports that the White House was limiting the probe's scope, saying, "my White House is doing whatever the senators want".

McConnell singled out Swetnick's accusations, for which he said "there conveniently happened to be zero witnesses".

The FBI investigation was launched at the urging of Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

The votes of the three aforementioned Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Several people with information related to the allegations against Kavanaugh have said they have tried in vain to speak with the FBI, which is due to wrap up its investigation this week. She argued that senators need more time to evaluate the FBI's findings.

Graham urged senators who support Kavanaugh "not to give up on him". "That's the only thing I remember", Trump said in imitation of Ford's testimony.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, "We're going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?" "We simply can't", Flake said at an event sponsored by The Atlantic magazine.

Trump said he believed Kavanaugh did not lie during his Judiciary Committee testimony about the extent of his drinking in high school and college.

Trump's GOP badly needs to motivate men, especially the white, working-class men who fueled the president's political rise, experts say. "Women are very angry", Trump said.

Schumer said Kavanaugh was "rudely interrupting" senators in a way he'd never seen from a witness.

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Leaning: The local pressure is likely weighing on her decision, but Murkowski has a history of being tight-lipped until she votes. Deborah Ramirez also came forward and alleged that Kavanaugh, when he was a student at Yale, exposed himself to her at a party.

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Before the senate votes to approve or reject Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, it's time to take action. Afterward, Kavanaugh strongly denied Ford's claim while testifying before the same body.

"Is he telling the truth?"

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..."

The FBI is expected to spend the coming days investigating the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

"Hopefully, as Mitch said, they'll have a vote by the end of the week, and it'll be a positive vote".

Two other people who Ms Ford said attended the same party have also been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fuelled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.

The President said Tuesday night that Kavanaugh's "life is in tatters".

Kavanaugh was questioned after the 1985 altercation but wasn't arrested.

A witness told police the man who threw the glass was Chris Dudley, Mr Kavanaugh's close friend.

Flake said that he is pushing the White House for "a fulsome investigation" of the allegations against Kavanaugh. "There have been a lot of people over the past year that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable".

Kavanaugh denies any wrongdoing.

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