Thousands march in Washington against Kavanaugh, Trump’s top court pick

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Because the report is confidential, senators will not be allowed to talk about what's in it.

White House spokesman Raj Shah says senators "have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation" into Kavanaugh. "I'm a survivor myself, and I didn't really tell my story, it happened in high school", said Jessica Cathcart, a 24-year-old Californian. "It's so backed up I might have to wait until tomorrow". Feeding the anxiety was an unusually beefy presence of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were keeping demonstrators and frequently reporters at arm's length by forming wedges around lawmakers walking through corridors. The Senate is all set to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation this Saturday, with no further delay.

"There is no chance in the world that they're going to scare us out of doing our duty", he said.

Last week, Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the early 1980s.

I think the reason Graham's profile is taking off at this moment is that he's captured some of the conservative zeitgeist surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination. "You're not helping", Trump ally Sen.

"I think this vote will be very close", Coons said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., complained to reports that he thought the whole process involved with the vetting of Kavanaugh had been "greatly constrained".

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Just a single copy of the report was produced, which was not made public.

"This investigation found no hint of misconduct", Grassley said in a statement. The Democrats wrote that the GOP tweet contained information that is "not accurate". That was on full display last week with his performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Moderate Republican Susan Collins of ME, who also has not announced how she will vote, said it "appears very thorough". Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called it "wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable", and Sen.

Flake, an Arizona Republican, has played a key role in Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

No Democrat has come out in favor of Kavanaugh, although two remain undecided: Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and West Virginia's Joe Manchin.

"All of us need to keep in mind there's a few people that are on the fence right now". Trump said before a gathering of supporters, echoing one point Ford did recall.

Flake has clashed repeatedly with Trump over his behaviour and is retiring at year's end.

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Trump drew laughs Tuesday with his rendition of how Ford answered questions at last week's hearing.

"I had one beer, right?"

The White House denied that Trump had derided the university professor. "That's the only thing I remember", he characterized her as saying, when in reality she remembered "the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense". On Twitter, he hailed Kavanaugh as "a fine man and great intellect" and insisted, "The country is with him all the way!"

Following the Senate's review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation report on the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. "We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth". Background checks do not traditionally contain investigators' conclusions about who they believe is credible. The pages include an interview with Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge, who according to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was a key witness to her assault.

On Wednesday, at the Atlantic Festival, Graham was likewise snippy with the audience after they booed him for saying that Kavanaugh was treated "like crap" by Senate Democrats during Judiciary Committee hearings, telling the people in the crowd "oh boo yourself".

I should have added the caveat of a "legitimate" investigation, as ordering a hamstrung FBI probe created to produce the outcome conservatives want is a great PR move, and literally the only thing that Trump knows is PR.

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