FBI interviews Brett Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge as part of investigation

A report released by police in New Haven, Connecticut, said Mr Kavanaugh was questioned after the 1985 incident but was not arrested. I don't know.' 'Upstairs?

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers are scolding the Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to contact Ford about her claim the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted when they were teenagers in the 1980s. "We don't want a Supreme Court whose credibility is in doubt".

US President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

Democrats, meanwhile, demanded that the White House divulge its instructions to the FBI in ordering the investigation, that the FBI's report be made public, and that the bureau's lead investigators brief senators about their their findings.

On Sunday, CNN reported that two Republican sources familiar with the matter have said that the hope is that when investigators sit down with Judge, they will ask him not only about Ford's allegations, but also about those made by Julie Swetnick.

United States reports also say former classmates of the judge's who have stressed his heavy college drinking are not on the witness list. Against the backdrop of breathless reporting on the women's vote and what it means in the midterms, Trump is seeking to fire up "inelastic" voters who turned up for him in 2016 and continue to feel threatened by an entirely new set of social circumstances that may have little to do with why they voted Trump two years ago. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he was concerned by the "tone" Judge Brett Kavanaugh took at the second round of his confirmation hearings. She argued that senators need more time to evaluate the FBI's findings. During his testimony to the committee, he said he does not deny that Ford was sexually assaulted "at some point in her life". In the statement, a man who says he is Ford's former boyfriend says he saw Ford, a psychology professor, coach a friend on how to be less nervous during a polygraph examination. "That is a very, very hard standard", Trump said outside the White House before leaving on a visit to Philadelphia.

Judge could conceivably corroborate the testimony of Kavanaugh or Ford.

The claims are significant because Democrats in the U.S. Senate will likely complain that the FBI was not given enough time to complete a proper investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's confirmation would consolidate conservative control of the Supreme Court, with disputes involving abortion rights, immigration, gay rights, voting rights and transgender troops possibly heading to the court soon. "Women are very angry", Trump said.

Two women had challenged him on Friday as he tried to close a Senate elevator door, confronting him with details of their own experiences of sexual assault and castigating him for announcing he would vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

Chris Dudley and Dan Murphy said they had never seen the nominee black out at college or behave inappropriately with women.

Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, said the group's internal polling shows a bump in support for Kavanaugh, not a decline.

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

"You can not discount what he is saying and professing at age 53 when it flies in the face of being truthful", Schumer said.

Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, separately demanded in a letter to Ford's lawyers that they provide a range of materials to determine whether her allegations are credible.

"As far as I can tell nobody has been contacted", Miller said.

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