Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Oct 03, 2018,
Oct 03, 2018, 5:19
President Trump said Monday that some USA senators are "not angels" and went too far in questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alcohol use in high school. Van Gelder on Monday reiterated Judge's willingness to cooperate but would not say whether he's been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as of yet.
The agency is under White House orders to complete its probe by week's end but can interview anyone it wants, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
On Monday nine of the 10 Democrat Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray with a list of 24 people they believe should be interviewed. "That's one of the very bad things that's taking place now". Trump has likewise denied the allegations made against him. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated on Tuesday afternoon that the report or findings of the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh would not be made public.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be teaching at Harvard Law School in January 2019, the school informed students Monday.
"The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close", he said. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.
"The midterm elections are only 35 days away and a new group of senators may view Judge Kavanaugh's nomination very differently after hearing from the voters in their states", Graham said in his statement. "We simply can't", Flake told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine.
Mr Trump subsequently ordered the investigation. What do I do Mom?' he said, imagining the panicked son pleading with his mother for advice.
A vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh has been delayed as the FBI investigates the claims, which he denies. Kavanaugh denies that as well.
"They seriously call into question his character and morality", the letter reads, "and should disqualify him from a lifetime appointment as a Supreme Court Justice" and a Harvard Law School lecturer.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, "We're going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?"
Contrast how Kavanaugh, who has served his country with distinction for decades, was treated Thursday, and how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was treated.
At a Senate hearing, Mr. Kavanaugh admitted to drinking beer in high school.
Murkowski joined other undecided senators who backed Sen.
Last week, a separate report claimed he exposed himself during a drunken dormitory party in the same period, with various former classmates now publicly weighing in on his alleged out-of-control drinking habits in detail.
Judge, a conservative writer, was a friend and classmate of Kavanaugh's at Georgetown Preparatory School, a private, all-male Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland. "They're not angels", he said.
The president said he witnessed one Democrat senator in a "compromising" situation. Kavanaugh was questioned after the 1985 altercation, but wasn't arrested.
"He has grossly mischaracterized his relationship with alcohol", Schumer said, characterizing Kavanaugh as someone who "tiptoes around the truth".
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, said Judge Kavanaugh would have been criticized regardless of his demeanor.
"He's on trial for his life, so is his spouse, so are his parents, so are his kids, and he got mad". They don't, after all, love him for his personality, his piety, or his deep thinking. "It was bad. I think everybody has struggled".
No Republicans have indicated since last week's emotional session featuring Kavanaugh and Ford that they would vote against his nomination, although Arizona's Jeff Flake gave a conditional Yes, calling for a FBI investigation that Republicans had resisted. "It really does", said Mr Trump.
Trump arrives at a midterm campaign rally on Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi. "If we took 10 years, they'd want more time", he groused.