USA senators, expected to vote Friday morning on the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, are still highly divided along partisan lines over the results of a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge.
Impersonating the psychology professor, Mr Trump said: "I don't know".
This is the 87th day.
McConnell was so intent on that 5-4 goal that he blocked former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Also I feel very good about where this nomination is right now.
"I do not decide cases based on personal or policy preferences".
Who else didn't talk with investigators?A person that believes in the principles of due process, the presumption of innocence and readiness to serve are recognized.
"Democrats are willing to do anything and to hurt anyone to get their way, like they're doing with Judge Kavanaugh", he told cheering supporters in Johnson City, Tennessee, where Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen are embroiled in a toss-up race.
"This was not the open, fair investigation we had bargained for".
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they'll turn over notes from her therapy sessions and any recordings of her taking a lie detector test to the FBI, if the bureau agrees to interview her. And in turn, we provided the same forum for Kavanaugh. "You told us there exists a vast liberal conspiracy, led by Dem Senators, organizing fake charges against you".
"We owe it to the American people not to be intimidated by these tactics. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me", Kavanaugh wrote in the Journal. "I look forward to voting for his confirmation imminently", he said.
The protests have been more than just an inconvenience for lawmakers. The Senate itself is on trial here.
A stunning new survey published by Rasmussen Reports this week finds a growing number of Democrats consider Brett Kavanaugh's nomination process a "national disgrace", reports the Washington Times. In an October 3 piece for Politico, journalist Matthew Miller stressed that Democrats needed to be aggressive and proactive in demanding a more comprehensive investigation of Kavanaugh. The nomination battle boiled down to a "he said, she said" conflict requiring senators to decide between diametrically opposed accounts offered by Kavanaugh and Ford. "There is no time and no place for remarks like that", Flake said.
Senators have come out and said the FBI's report provides no new evidence against Kavanaugh and that none of the allegations could be corroborated by eye-witnesses.
"This is now the 7th time the FBI has investigated Judge Kavanaugh", Trump said in a tweet.
A reported nine people were interviewed in the FBI's five-day investigation.
"It appears to be a very thorough investigation, but I'm going back later to personally read the interviews", Collins said. The fact is that these allegations have not been corroborated.
The FBI declined to comment on the investigation or its timing.
The report, sent by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the middle of the night, was denounced by Democrats as a whitewash that was too narrow in scope and ignored critical witnesses.