Trump Decries ‘Trauma’ Done To Kavanaugh, Calls For ‘Comprehensive’ Investigation

Trump Decries ‘Trauma’ Done To Kavanaugh, Calls For ‘Comprehensive’ Investigation

Speaking at a news conference at the White House on the reworked free trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico, Mr Trump said he wanted the investigation to "go quickly". "The one thing I want is speed".

Lawyers for P.J. Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser, two others who Ford said were in the house when she was attacked, have said their clients are willing to cooperate "fully" with the FBI's investigation.

"This entire process has been an embarrassment to our democracy as Hoosiers watched firsthand how Senator Donnelly's liberal colleagues used uncorroborated allegations to create a media circus designed to smear and destroy Judge Kavanaugh's reputation", Braun said.

He also directly criticized Trump, who fired him from his position at the bureau in 2017, writing: "We live in a world where the president is an accused serial abuser of women, who was caught on tape bragging about his ability to assault women and now likens the accusations against his nominee to the many "false" accusations against him".

The FBI isn't pursuing a criminal investigation into Kavanaugh. Rachel Mitchell wrote that she did not believe a "reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee".

"Dr. Ford demonstrated tremendous bravery in her testimony yesterday", the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault said in a statement. But the letter was leaked after Kavanaugh's initial confirmation hearing and Ford then told her explosive story to The Washington Post. "They're not", he added, explaining that Ford's and Kavanaugh's accounts are mutually incompatible - one says and believes the assault happened, while the other says and believes it did not.

Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusation, as well as those of two other women.

"I believe Judge Kavanaugh was truthful under oath during today's hearing, and I trust the statements of the witnesses named by Dr. Ford who said under penalty of felony that they have no recollection of the alleged incident", Young said. Kavanaugh has denied being the perpetrator. On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer.

Agents should get support from the Judiciary Committee for rapid immunity and subpoena decisions, he said.

This undated photo provided by Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence shows Deborah Ramirez.

Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee made public late on Sunday a previously unreleased interview with Kavanaugh from September 26, before a public hearing with Ford, in which he denied all the allegations against him and committee Democrats declined to ask questions, saying they felt the FBI should investigate the allegations.

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway said the investigation will be "limited in scope" and "will not be a fishing expedition".

President Donald Trump ordered the FBI on Friday to reopen Mr Kavanaugh's background investigation after several women accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Dianne Feinstein of California, the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat. "I think you give a little leeway there". "And that should be the scope of it", Graham said.

The new inquiry has delayed a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh, who if confirmed is likely to tip America's highest court in favour of conservatives.

Saturday's rally was one of many Trump planned to headline as part of a commitment to campaign aggressively - he has said seven days a week, if necessary - to help the Republican Party overcome significant Democratic opposition and anger to keep control of both houses of Congress.