These three undecided Republicans will decide if Kavanaugh gets on Supreme Court

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Deborah Ramirez, who said Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party, is also understood to have now been interviewed. He pointed out numerous inconsistencies in her account - something the MSM won't do, because they're too invested in attacking Brett Kavanaugh.

She declined to say exactly when it ended or what Judge was asked.

Mr Kavanaugh passionately denied the accusations at a Senate committee hearing on Thursday, and challenged suggestions he had a drinking problem at the time. Many see her as the most likely Republican to flip and vote against Kavanaugh.

Flake said that he is pushing the White House for "a fulsome investigation" of the allegations against Kavanaugh.

After embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told senators under oath on Thursday that allegations of his unhealthy drinking habits were unfounded, one of his former Yale University classmates is now reportedly preparing to tell the Federal Bureau of Investigation that in his experience that was not the case.

Broadening the scope of the investigation, however, has potential to undermine the timeline set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said repeatedly that there would be a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week.

Democrats, meanwhile, were raising new questions about the truthfulness of Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI's background investigation.

He also repeated his insults of Democrats in the Senate who were attacking Kavanaugh, including "Da Nang" Sen.

Concerns: Murkowski has been closely guarded about her opinions on Kavanaugh, but as one of the few Republican senators who supports abortion rights, how the judge might rule on abortion access and the future of the Affordable Care Act have been key issues for her.

"I just hope that we find fact", Flake said.

The FBI investigation was launched at the urging of Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. "If they can corroborate and there's lying I think everyone's said that". She told CBS This Morning on Tuesday that California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh lacks corroboration.

They said the agency had not responded to the offer to interview Prof Ford, or "a series of emails and letters in which we identified witnesses and evidence that would likely assist the FBI".

Swetnick has not. She alleged in an affivadit that Kavanaugh engaged in "abusive and physically aggressive behaviour towards girls" at parties in Maryland in the early 1980s.

During his remarks, McConnell dowplayed those allegations.

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 per cent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff.

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's claims that he wasn't a problematic drinker back in his Georgetown Prep and Yale days continue to unravel after the New York Times unearthed a police report from 1985 suggesting that the then-college student incited a bar brawl in New Haven.

Hume added that the allegations from Julie Swetnick - a Kavanaugh accuser being represented by Michael Avenatti - have "totally collapsed".

Sanders said on Twitter, pointing to a tweet from New York Times reporter Emily Bazelon in July disassociating herself from praise of Kavanaugh.

It marked the sharpest criticism by Mr Trump of Ms Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month.

"The mudslide was cheered on and capitalized on at every turn by the far left that has been so eager to stop this nomination", he said.