Flake pushes for ‘real’ investigation of Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Flake pushes for ‘real’ investigation of Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Flake pushes for ‘real’ investigation of Brett Kavanaugh allegations

If Kavanaugh's nomination is undone by this FBI investigation, we'll have these two women to thank. In an interview on CBS' 60 Minutes, Flake stated that Kavanaugh's nomination would be over if it was found he had lied in his testimony.

Just as Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were about to favorably recommend the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Friday, Flake had a change of heart. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

When reporters asked if that should include Michael Avenatti's client, Julie Swetnick, Trump said, "It wouldn't bother me at all".

Katie Hedberg of Plymouth, who was one of just over 100 people who came out to protest, said she wasn't sure whether Flake's call for an investigation was honest or if it was a way to give embattled Republicans cover to vote for Kavanaugh ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

"We're friends because we have worked together, and we have worked together because the constitutional framework that created our government ingeniously makes governing hard and compromise inevitable", Flake said.

But Christine Blasey Ford, the professor at Palo Alto University who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since Trump on Friday ordered the agency to take another look at the nominee's background, according to a member of Ford's team. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

Flake and Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were instrumental last week in holding up Kavanaugh's confirmation vote.

Democrats are also questioning Kavanaugh's honesty, particularly over statements he made about his drinking in high school and college.


Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is stoking new speculation about a possible presidential run as he emerges as a central figure in the explosive debate over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.

But in March, Flake told New Hampshire Republicans that someone needs to stop Trump in the 2020 presidential contest.

"S$3 oon enough the goal-posts will be on the move once again", McConnell said.

"I guess I want to say, 'Thank you, '" Walsh said.

"I've been failing my tribe for some time now", he continued.

"I hope that someone does run in the Republican primary, somebody to challenge the president", Flake said.

"The compromise that Chris and I struck on Friday is one that I take seriously, and we did it because fairness required us to do it", Flake said. Mitchell concluded in her memo: "I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee".

"I want him to be a fly in the ointment", Mr. Cullen said.

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