Senator Claire McCaskill Says She Will Not Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

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Soon, she married her husband in a nearby coastal town, and they bought a classic Eichler home in Palo Alto and had two sons. "This just came out 48 hours ago".

Hill, it should be noted, said in an ABC interview on Wednesday that "Absolutely it's the right move [to conduct an FBI investigation]" because the hearing questions "need to have a frame, and the investigation is the best frame for that".

John Decker: "To that end, what would be the problem with the FBI reopening their background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh?".

That's why six dozen women were willing to put their names on that letter, said signer Missy Bigelow Carr, who worked at a summer camp with Kavanaugh and coached girls basketball against him as an adult.

"I'll listen to the lady, but we're going to bring this to a close", said the SC senator. We offered her a public or a private hearing as well as staff-led interviews, whichever makes her most comfortable. "The invitation for Monday (Sept. 24) still stands". Monday's rule: Christine Blasey Ford must be heard.

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In a letter sent to Democratic Sen.

Kavanaugh was at the White House for a second straight day on Tuesday, but again did not meet with Trump. Reminder: Kavanaugh's corroborating witnesses won't be called to speak either, and his are far more germane to the investigation than hers are. Dianne Feinstein was still keeping a letter containing her allegations under wraps.

Trump said it's hard for him to "imagine that anything happened" between Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a party in the 1980s.

Earlier on Wednesday, CNN reported that a former classmate of Kavanaugh denied attending a high school party where the nominee is accused of assaulting Ford.

She claimed he, now a leading judge, pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing.

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President Trump has been increasingly vocal in his defense of Kavanaugh since a confidential letter that detailed assault allegations became public, but has largely stayed away from publicly challenging the accuser's credibility - unlike his eldest son. He also retweeted other accounts accusing liberals and the media of overplaying the allegations against Kavanaugh. I know how honest he is.

"It is the Senate's constitutional responsibility to assess the nominees, and then if we need additional help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the committee could ask for it", Collins said in an interview on ME radio station WVOM. On Monday, Grassley asked Ford to appear before the committee next week in order to testify regarding these allegations.

The remarks by McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, seemed aimed at signalling that while Ford will be given her opportunity to detail her allegations under oath, party leaders - certainly for now - were not easing off their support of Trump's nominee. "A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions".

"We will delay the process until it's finished out", Trump said.

There is some dispute over who actually said, "The ends justify the means", but there is no ambiguity over its meaning.

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"I hope that each and every one of us will immediately denounce the horrific treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford".