The prospect of a new investigation puts Kavanaugh's nomination in jeopardy. Just in: After Senate Republican leaders agreed to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has formally requested that the White House conduct a "supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation background check".
Returning from the hidden arm-twisting effort, Flake told the committee that he would vote to move the nomination to the full Senate but was asking Republican leaders to delay a full Senate vote until the FBI investigates -- with a one-week deadline - sexual harassment accusations made against Kavanaugh.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to reopen its confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Here are his own words: "It's happened to me many times ". Donald Trump capped off a rambling and combative press conference Wednesday with a swipe at Brett Kavanaugh's accusers. Trump's skepticism was only bolstered by a piece published in The New Yorker on Sunday recounting a second allegation against Kavanaugh, this time about college-era sexual misconduct.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh offered emotional testimony Thursday about what a "circus" his confirmation process has become and denounced the sexual assault allegations that have "destroyed" his name. After hrg Dr Ford & Judge Kavanaugh's testimony- if we're ready to vote, we will vote. The Senate already has been reviewing his case for weeks. Some of them are spread around the country.
Mitchell now serves as Maricopa county's deputy county attorney and chief of the special victims division, which handles sex crimes and family violence. STONE: Ortiz says Mitchell gravitated toward prosecuting sex crimes because she knew it was important and hard. Lawyer Matt Long said Wednesday he initially believed Mitchell was a good choice given her understanding of victim behaviour.
Earlier Wednesday, a woman named Julie Swetnick came forward with further allegations against Kavanaugh in a statement to the committee. The move was seemingly taken with the 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings in mind, when GOP Senators faced stern criticism for how they questioned Hill's accusations of sexual harassment against the future Supreme Court Justice.