Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews accuser; Yale friend remembers heavy drinker


The White House has authorized the F.B.I.to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday... The president said he supported a "comprehensive" investigation but was allowing the Republican majority in the Senate to define its remit. "For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee".

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Though Flake received applause from numerous hundreds of spectators at the summit event on Monday, there were a smattering of boos when he said that while Ford offered "compelling, credible testimony", Kavanaugh made an "impassioned, very raw defense and rebuttal to what was going on".

"The FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer", the president said.

"If there's 10 people that they interview that say he drank to the point where he couldn't stand up or he was intoxicated to the point where he passed out, that will go to his credibility for honesty and integrity", Stuber said. Democrats had already delayed the committee vote on Kavanaugh by one week.

Charles "Chad" Ludington says in a statement issued Sunday that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker".

Sexual assault and abuse survivor groups in Wisconsin and across the country have condemned the decision of the U.S. Senate judiciary committee to advance the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. I can't quite believe they'd torpedo a nomination over Kavanaugh misleading them about some slang in his yearbook, but lying under oath is lying under oath. On the other hand, Trump said, if the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovers something, "I'll take that into consideration".

"That's bad enough, but then to limit the FBI as to the scope and who they're going to question, that - that really - I wanted to use the word farce, but that's not the kind of investigation that all of us are expecting the FBI to conduct", she said.

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Mr Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

Donnelly, who is on the ballot for re-election in November, says he will not vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Flake was set to address New Hampshire voters later in the day.

Ramirez also provided investigators with the names of others who she said could corroborate her account, according to a person familiar with her questioning.

A Yale classmate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh accused him Sunday of a "blatant mischaracterization" of his drinking while in college, saying that he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption".

Kavanaugh angrily and emotionally denied the allegations, asserting that he never sexually assaulted anyone at anytime in his life.

He went on: "They should also be guided, and I'm being guided, by what the senators are looking for". Dianne Feinstein of California, have called for the White House to back up its assurances about the FBI investigation by revealing what, specifically, it has written in its instructions. "If the [FBI's] report comes in today", Stewart said, "Leader [McConnell] could file cloture, setting up a Wednesday cloture vote, and Thursday confirmation".

Mitchell said Ford did not identify Kavanaugh as her attacker in sessions with therapists, and she was unable to remember "key details of the night in question", including how she left the party and how she got home.