Flake vows to vote 'no' if Kavanaugh lied

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White House denies 'micromanaging' FBI investigation of controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Two women had challenged him on Friday as he tried to close a Senate elevator door, confronting him with details of their own experiences of sexual assault and castigating him for announcing he would vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In one message, Yarasavage said Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record to defend him.

"My White House will do whatever the senators want", Trump said.

The White House instructed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview anyone it deems relevant to the inquiry, but required the work to be done by Friday, according to the person familiar with the discussions, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

A member of the Judiciary Committee, Flake voted to approve Kavanaugh in the panel's vote on Friday that sent the nomination to the full Senate for consideration, but only after he requested that the FBI conduct an investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.

Democrats also bristled at Republican blame for delays in getting Judge Kavanaugh to the high court, saying that it was a Republican, Sen.

Almost three weeks after allegations of sexual misconduct were first publicly made against Judge Kavanaugh, the accusations have yet to be corroborated by any witnesses.

While Democrats have said they hope to keep delaying Kavanaugh's nomination until past the mid-term elections and ultimately torpedo his chances, McConnell said on October 1 that a floor vote would, in fact, happen this week. She declined to elaborate.

Ford also revealed that Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge was in the room throughout, but Judge has said that he doesn't remember the incident.

Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol.

Ford has said Smyth, whom she remembered as "P.J.", was downstairs, not anywhere near the event. The report says 21-year-old Dom Cozzolino told police that Kavanaugh threw ice at him for "some unknown reason".

Ludington said he was a varsity basketball and that Kavanaugh enjoyed socializing with athletes.

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Ford, a professor in California, has accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly assaulting her while both were teenagers in Maryland in the early 1980s.

Flake is scheduled to speak in New Hampshire Monday.

Flake said he would ensure it's a "real investigation", by the FBI as Democrats demanded that Trump give them a full readout of his instructions to the agency.

The person familiar with Ramirez's questioning, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said she also provided investigators with the names of others who she said could corroborate her account. Kavanaugh denies that as well.

Senate Democrats seeking re-election in mostly-Republican states have to make a decision on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that could divide their supporters, The Hill reports.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, expressed concern to reporters that releasing the report from an FBI background investigation to the public could dissuade people from speaking with investigators in the future.

Protesters have also focused on two other senators who are undecided on Kavanaugh - moderate Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

The FBI started its investigation after Sen.

Chad Ludington, who attended Yale with Kavanaugh and now teaches history at North Carolina State University, described the young Kavanaugh as a "frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker" who often became belligerent while drunk.

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh, who has denied all the allegations, has found a supporter in Trump.

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while in high school or in college. Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke". The judge admitted in testimony he drank beer, sometimes too much, but insisted he never blacked out, or experienced loss of memory.

He says it's important that senators have a chance to ask directly about what the FBI investigated, what evidence they collected and who they interviewed.

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