Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath about 'heavy' drinking, says former university classmate

Saul Bowman
October 2, 2018

In a separate report, NBC quoted a senior USA official and a second source as saying the limits imposed by the White House on the inquiry remained in place, despite Trump's tweet. Kavanaugh told the Senate panel that he had gone through six background checks, "six separate FBI background investigations over 26 years".

The White House did not have any immediate reaction on behalf of itself or Kavanaugh but directed CNN to comments made by Chris Dudley, a friend of Kavanaugh's and a former National Basketball Association player.

"Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time". It's a Senate process. "And we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like".

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, called on the White House and the FBI to provide the written directive regarding the investigation's scope. "The FBI is not tasked to do that". They're going to do whatever they have to do, whatever it is they do.

"They were clearly passionate and determined that I hear them", said Flake about the two activists, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, who accosted Flake in an elevator just after he announced that he would vote for Judge Kavanaugh.

Trump has maintained his support for Kavanaugh, saying that "hopefully at the conclusion, everything will be fine".

The president revisited the question of "scope" later Saturday on Twitter, writing in part, "I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion".

Both Flake and Coons agreed that if Kavanaugh is found to have lied to the committee - the judge's nomination will be over. He denies all the claims.

The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive Supreme Court debate vowed Monday to ensure the FBI does "a real investigation" into President Donald Trump's nominee as he trekked across New England while exploring a possible run for president.

A third woman, Deborah Ramirez, charged in a New Yorker magazine report that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party at Yale University, and shoved his penis in her face, forcing her to touch it while pushing him away.

Activists participate in the "Believe Survivors".


Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations, as has Judge. Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke".

When asked about Judge Kavanaugh's drinking habits during a news conference on Monday, Mr Trump said he thought his answers during the hearing were "excellent".

The three allegations of sexual misconduct date to the 1980s.

It will also question Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh who Ford said witnessed the assault, and Leland Keyser and P.J. Smyth, who she said were at the gathering.

In a statement provided to the Washington Post on Sunday, Charles Ludington, an associate professor at North Carolina State University who was a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale, wrote that the judge frequently drank to excess in college and was "often belligerent and aggressive", while intoxicated. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

In dueling appearances last Thursday, he and Ford told their stories during sworn testimony before the Judiciary Committee. Then, after powering the nomination through the panel on Friday, Republicans agreed to put off a floor vote while the FBI investigated.

Despite this, NBC news quoted a White House official as saying restrictions remained in place, adding that as the FBI is carrying out a background - not a criminal - investigation, the White House decides the parameters of the probe.

In a separate action involving the FBI, Sen.

According to the New Yorker, Blasey Ford herself also has tried to cooperate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but per her attorney has "heard nothing back".

A constituent contacted the office of Sen.

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