Hirono: Kavanaugh FBI investigation must cover 'the 3 credible' accusations

Kavanaugh pal Mark Judge says he's willing to cooperate with FBI probe

Sens. Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee back Kavanaugh as nomination moves to full Senate with vote pending a one-week FBI investigation

Several Republican leaders joined Flake in his promise, thus ensuring President Trump would order the FBI to investigate.

Kavanaugh proceeded to refute Ford's allegations while admitting he did "stupid things" in high school and "sometimes had too many beers".

The delay in a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to accommodate the new examination was forced Friday by Republican senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Later that day, Trump ordered the investigation and that it be limited in scope and completed by next Friday.

Kavanaugh's drinking history, which has come up in the allegations, is not part of the probe being managed by the FBI's security division at the agency's headquarters in Washington, the source said. They have free rein. They're going to Mark Judge, did you ever see Brett Kavanaugh drug women or engage in gang rape. "And hopefully at the conclusion everything will be fine".

"The White House is not micromanaging this process", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday".

A White House official told NBC News that Swetnick's claims will not be investigated.

The decision follows testimony from university professor Christine Blasey Ford that Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago.

"Ms. Keyser asked that I communicate to the Committee her willingness to cooperate fully with the FBI's supplemental investigation of Dr. Christine Ford's allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh", Keyser's attorney said in the letter.

Judge Kavanaugh "categorically denied" the accusations during an interview on September 25.

In addition to Ford and Ramirez, another woman, Julie Swetnik, who said she knew Kavanaugh in high school, alleged in a sworn statement this week that Kavanaugh and Judge got teenage girls drunk at parties, where the girls were sexually assaulted, sometimes by groups of boys.

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Senate Democrats have put special emphasis on having the Federal Bureau of Investigation interview the people Ford says were present for the party where the alleged assault took place - particularly Mark Judge, the high school classmate of Kavanaugh's who Ford says was in the room for the incident.

A constituent contacted the office of Sen. These include allegations of an assault made in anonymous letter and an account of a sexual assault on a boat that was recanted by the accuser hours after it went public.

The American Bar Association and Heather Gerken, dean of Yale Law School where Kavanaugh earned his law degree, called for a delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation to allow an investigation.

Senate Judiciary Committee members (L-R) Sen.

Ford testified Thursday that she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh, not another man, assaulted her in 1982. On Thursday night, he attacked Democrats, saying they have a "search and destroy strategy" and said "this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct and resist".

The identity of the man who provided the false claims is not clear.

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake began the process when he shocked his colleagues by announcing he would vote no for Kavanaugh's confirmation if the FBI investigation did not occur.

"This is a farce, not an investigation", MoveOn.org declared in a tweet reacting to NBC's reporting.

Friday afternoon, the panel voted on whether or not to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.

Also Saturday, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "The scope and duration has been set by the Senate".

"I think the allegation that she makes is outrageous and not one Democrat mentioned it", he told ABC's This Week.

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