Scary time for young men in America
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Oct 03, 2018,
Oct 03, 2018, 8:09
Days after being ordered to look into sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has talked with his high school friend Mark Judge, but the interview is not complete, his attorney said on Monday.
"He has grossly mischaracterized his relationship with alcohol", Schumer said, characterizing Kavanaugh as someone who "tiptoes around the truth".
She adds, "What message that sends to women in America is that we are innocent until proven guilty in this country". "That is the key question here".
"And a man's life is in tatters", Trump said.
Democrats have seized on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college.
Democrats countered that brief delays in voting on Kavanaugh pale in comparison to the Republican refusal to consider former President Barack Obama's final Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, for most of 2016.
The FBI is days into a reopened investigation of Kavanaugh's background, which was expected to include an examination of various sexual misconduct claims, among other things.
Democrats offered harsher assessments.
He has also denied an accusation from Ms Ramirez, who said he exposed himself to her at a dorm party more than 25 years ago. "There have been a lot of people over the past year that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable". "That's pretty much where we are and I don't see this going any further with the New Haven Police Department".
A 1985 altercation in a CT bar that allegedly involved Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh led to the arrest of one of his close friends at Yale, a copy of an unredacted police report on the incident provided to CNN Tuesday shows.
"We'll have an F.B.I. report this week, and we'll have a vote this week", he told reporters Tuesday following a GOP policy luncheon, according to The New York Times. Kavanaugh claimed an allegation that he committed a sexual assault aged 17 was "a calculated and orchestrated political hit" by Democrats.
Senate Republicans and the White House on Friday agreed to an investigation lasting no longer than a week into sexual misconduct allegations, delaying a Senate floor vote.
That Judge Kavanaugh had the temerity to defend himself vigorously is now being counted as a strike against him.
Jim Bourg/Getty ImagesThe White House last week agreed to a limited, weeklong FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She said Judge and Kavanaugh were both drunk at the time.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a vote would happen on Kavanaugh's nomination by the end of the week.
It marked the sharpest criticism by Trump of Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month.
It was not clear if McConnell was referring to a final vote or an initial, procedural vote that would likely not be definitive.
The "lying" narrative has become ubiquitous on left-leaning media sites with headlines such as "All of Brett Kavanaugh's Lies" in GQ, "All the Lies Brett Kavanaugh Told" in HuffPost, and "How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying" in Current Affairs.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, considered a swing vote on the nomination, refused to be drawn into the issue of Kavanaugh's credibility or the timing of an eventual vote on Tuesday.
The FBI is investigating Blasey's allegation that a drunken, teenaged Kavanaugh pushed her into a room, pinned her on a bed, groped her and covered her mouth when she tried to scream during a gathering of high school friends.
"That finishes everything", Manchin said. Dianne Feinstein of California said Tuesday was too soon to "put all the facts together". Democrats, Republicans, even the president.
Trump's comments on Tuesday were just the latest instance of the President expressing concern about the public outcry resulting from the allegations against Kavanaugh and the impact on other men. He has previously said he doesn't recall the events recounted by Ford.
But we don't need to guess about how Judge Kavanaugh behaves when he's actually on the bench.
The revised guidance is aimed at promoting an investigation that could tamp down Democratic criticism and satisfy on-the-fence Republicans about its thoroughness and fairness while also ensuring a fixed deadline to prevent the probe from becoming open-ended and spanning weeks.
Left-wing advocacy group Demand Justice posted Monday a list titled "Kavanaugh: 31 Lies and Counting", which included his statement that "devil's triangle", as written on his 1982 calendar, was a drinking game.
Flake and Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were instrumental last week in holding up Kavanaugh's confirmation vote.
During his remarks, McConnell dowplayed those allegations. We're told that a man who reacts with understandable indignation when he is falsely accused can not be a dispassionate arbiter of disputes involving third parties.
In many background checks, interviews will be conducted by a single agent, but the Kavanaugh matter is anything but a standard inquiry. "Not one time", Dudley said.
Over the weekend, reports began to surface that FBI investigators were looking into the allegations from Ford and Ramirez, but not Swetnick.