FBI Contacts Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh Accuser, As Investigation Begins

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In fact, it's the White House that would have to ask the FBI to investigate.

In another development Friday, a high school friend of Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, said he was willing to cooperate with any FBI investigation.

Also Saturday, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "The scope and duration has been set by the Senate".

Grassley and other senators have provided few other specifics, and a committee spokesman declined to comment after Trump's tweet Saturday endorsing a broader approach.

Sanders said on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House is "not micromanaging this process" but also said a probe into Swetnick's claims and whether Kavanaugh may have misled lawmakers in his Senate testimony would not be acceptable. "It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like".

Ford said she feared that she would be raped and accidentally killed.

Sanders spoke on "Fox News Sunday", and Conway appeared on CNN's "State of the Union".

The FBI will not provide a determination about the truthfulness of what witnesses tell investigators in interviews, but as Ewing noted, "Even if the bureau serves only as a gold-plated transcription service in this case, the completeness of those transcripts might exceed the body of evidence that now exists - and it would be evidence obtained from witnesses who could be prosecuted if they lied to the feds".

Archila said the courage of Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, had inspired her to tell her own story.

After hearing about Flake's request, she said the sequence of events suggested their conversation helped move him.

Quizzed specifically about his encounter with Archila and Gallagher, Flake said the two women may have been motivated by a political agenda when they approached him ― an "agenda. different than mine".

A quarter-century ago, a national controversy over a Supreme Court nominee's alleged sexual misconduct triggered the wave that swept Dianne Feinstein and three other women into the Senate. Ramirez has alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s.

Swetnick's accusations, brought forward in a sworn statement by lawyer and potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Avenatti, have been treated much more gingerly, including by Democrats, due to a lack of corroboration. Do you worry that confirming Kavanaugh with these allegations hanging over him will do some damage to the long-term credibility of the Supreme Court? "It was interesting to hear commentaries that they were both so similar in their emotional impact", Mendler said. At the same time, she has strongly embraced Trump and his combative ethos, which Kavanaugh exemplified during his Thursday testimony.

Speaking to the AP by phone after the confrontation, Gallagher said she didn't intend to tell Flake about her assault - she had never told anyone before.

His group's endorsement of Kavanaugh notwithstanding, Carlson urged the Senate to pause the confirmation and have the FBI investigate the claims against Kavanaugh before making a decision. On Kavanaugh, she said: "I had a hard time understanding his emotions".

"I was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me".

Two key Republicans - Alaska Sen.

Jeff Flake announced he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Mitchell reportedly said Ford's allegation would not hold up in a courtroom.

"Not a chance", Flake responded. Jeff Flake, whose stunning move to force an investigation was quickly backed by several senators considered swing votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"It was anger", Flake said.

"I can feel her pain, really".

Trump has called Ford a "credible witness", but has expressed outrage over the allegations against Kavanaugh and has stood firmly behind the nominee.

Previously, Walsh said of his client: "Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford".

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