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The FBI has finished interviewing Mark Judge, a friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was said to have attended a high school party in the early 1980s where a woman says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, Judge's lawyer said Tuesday. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) asked for a one-week FBI investigation into the allegation, a request agreed to by McConnell and other Republican leaders. His remarks came amid questions about whether Republicans want to limit the scope of the FBI's investigation into allegations of sexual assault that have been level against Kavanaugh.

"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that that happens", said Sen. That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote.Trump said he believed Kavanaugh did not lie during his Judiciary Committee testimony about the extent of his drinking in high school and college.

"Now with that being said, I'd like it to go quickly". She said further that over a series of parties, she saw Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s".

'This is not a man that said that he was flawless with respect to alcohol, ' said Trump, who found the testimony 'excellent'.

Flake added, "It does no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover, for example", and said that, "we actually need to find out what we can find out". The judge has denied the allegation.

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They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. The morning after Ford and Kavanaugh both testified, Flake issued a statement indicating that he would support Kavanaugh.

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Texts between friends of Kavanaugh suggest that he and his team tried to refute Ramirez's claim before it became public, NBC News reported, citing the messages.

"The compromise was limited in time - a week - and given that the Anita Hill investigation took four days and they took 22 witnesses, a week is certainly enough", Flake said, referring to the woman who had accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearing three decades ago. Left off the list were former classmates who have contradicted Judge Kavanaugh's congressional testimony about his drinking and partying as a student. She alleges that Kavanaugh as well as Judge were present at one party in "approximately 1982" when she was raped by more than one male, though she does not name her attackers.

She identified Ford's case as an example of "he said/she said" and said her case is "even weaker than that".

Mitchell, who worked as a sex-crimes prosecutor for almost 25 years in Arizona, pointed out what she identified as timing inconsistencies. If he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences. They don't match - those allegations don't match the Kavanaugh that they knew.

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In particular, Democrats have homed in on his contention that the allegations against him are an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons".

Both The New York Times and NBC News have cited multiple sources as saying the White House was limiting the witnesses the Federal Bureau of Investigation could question during a one-week background check.

At a rally that drew hundreds to Boston City Hall, New York congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez warned Flake and other elected leaders that voters would end their careers should they support Trump's Supreme Court nominee. "We're considering it here on the floor", McConnell said Monday.

"It's not like they're just now starting", Trump said. "Instead, it seems that the Republican goal is to be able to say there was an investigation and it didn't change their view, while the Democrats hope for incriminating evidence to derail the nominee".

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