Brett Kavanaugh: US senators to begin reading Federal Bureau of Investigation report

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks with members of the media prior to boarding Marine One for his departure from the White House

Brett Kavanaugh: US senators to begin reading Federal Bureau of Investigation report

In this case, McConnell is using it so that the Senate can vote to end debate on Kavanaugh's nomination, the network added - and the Republicans have enough seats to make that happen.

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has signalled he plans to force a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination as early as Saturday, to follow an initial vote on Friday.

After filing a cloture petition, lawmakers must wait one legislative day before proceeding to the cloture vote, according to Senate rules. A cloture vote could come on Friday morning at the soonest.

"It's time to put this sickening display behind us", Mr McConnell said in remarks on the Senate floor yesterday. "I wish he hadn't have done it and I just say it's kind of appalling", Flake told NBC.

A spokesman for the White House, said the administration is "fully confident" the Senate will approve Mr Kavanaugh's US Supreme Court nomination. She said a drunken Kavanaugh and a friend of his, Mark Judge, pushed her into a bedroom, that Kavanaugh pinned her down and muffled her cries as he tried to pull off her clothes.

Trump's aggressive criticism of Ford seems to reflect the sentiments of some of his conservative supporters.

"Where's the house? I don't know!" I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? 'I don't remember.' How'd you get there?

Experts have said it is not unusual for victims of trauma to remember certain details vividly but have little recollection of other things.

Collins told CNN's Manu Raju that the comments were "just plain wrong".

Bloomberg reported that the agency lacked White House approval to speak to Kavanaugh or Ford. "'I don't remember,"' Trump said at the rally in Southaven. Trump told the crowd they should do an online search for "Patrick Leahy slash drink".

In a poll released Wednesday by NPR, Marist and PBS Newshour, 47 percent of respondents said they had a negative view of Kavanaugh versus 36 percent who said they view the judge positively.

Shortly after Prof Ford's testimony to the Senate last week, Mr Trump said she was a "very fine woman".

Trump mocking the college professor accusing his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, as he played to a crowd of thousands at a political rally in MS on Tuesday night.

Despite the new FBI investigation, Democrats claim the White House imposed too many restrictions on its scope, which narrowed how thorough it could be.

It's unclear if the public will see it.

"If you want people to be candid when they talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, you ain't going to make that public", Grassley said on Wednesday.

Mr Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump's mocking of Christine Blasey Ford, arguing that it was less degrading than how some Democrats responded to accusations against Bill Clinton. Another Yale classmate, Jennifer Klaus, said she often socialized with Kavanaugh at Yale and vigorously disputed his portrayal of himself.

Attorneys for Ford slammed the FBI background investigation.

Last week the Republican president called her a "very credible witness".

Mr. Cosko is a Democratic operative who's worked for several congressional offices over the years, including most recently for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a vocal critic of Judge Kavanaugh's.

But Democrats in a letter Wednesday to Chairman Chuck Grassley said information in the GOP's social media posting "is not accurate".

Besides Trump, Senate Republicans also began to aim credibility questions at Ford.

At a White House briefing, Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended his remarks in MS and said he was not concerned the comments may have jeopardized the votes of key senators.

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