Now that the FBI is investigating sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, politicians need to stay out of it while the agency does its work, U.S. Sen.
White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway said the investigation would be "limited in scope" and "will not be a fishing expedition".
Trump called Kavanaugh's treatment unfair, days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened a Senate-requested probe into allegations by three women that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually abused them while they were students in the 1980s.
Though Flake received applause from numerous hundreds of spectators at the summit event on Monday, there were a smattering of boos when he said that while Ford offered "compelling, credible testimony", Kavanaugh made an "impassioned, very raw defense and rebuttal to what was going on".
"They were clearly passionate and determined that I hear them", said Flake about the two activists, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, who accosted Flake in an elevator just after he announced that he would vote for Judge Kavanaugh. "I guess I want to say, 'Thank you, '" Walsh said.
Flake conceded that "some people were turned off by the rawness of it, but as I said at the time, had I been what I felt was unjustly accused, that's probably how I would have responded as well".
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Attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday said the FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a "farce and is being run by" President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican who is running against Warren, told the Herald he continues to believe Kavanaugh should be confirmed, but said he's always happy to see elected officials explaining their decisions to the public.
She said Judge and Kavanaugh were both drunk at the time.
Kavanaugh admitted being a heavy drinker as a student and said he still likes beer.
Mr Trump ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation, delaying a final vote on the nomination.
But the White House has denied "micro-managing" the review.
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Ms Sanders said Mr Trump, who has vigorously defended Kavanaugh but also raised the slight possibility of withdrawing the nomination should damaging information be found, "will listen to the facts" of the FBI investigation.
Ford said during her testimony at a dramatic Senate hearing on Thursday that Judge was in the bedroom where the alleged assault by Kavanaugh occurred.
USA reports also say former classmates of the judge's who have stressed his heavy college drinking are not on the witness list. I actually think it's a good thing for Judge Kavanaugh.
According to the Journal, Swetnick has recorded a TV interview to be aired Sunday, the first woman making accusations against the Supreme Court nominee to do so. Mr Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a narrow 51-49 margin.
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