Kavanaugh awaits fate as senators read Federal Bureau of Investigation report

Kavanaugh awaits fate as senators read Federal Bureau of Investigation report

Reiterating his support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual misconduct, President Donald Trump has said it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

"36 years ago, this happened", said the president as he was referring to the alleged party in a house in Maryland where Ford alleges she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.

During her testimony before the Senate committee, Ford told at least some of the story of how she came to use her therapists' records against Kavanaugh.

Dr Ford testified that she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home afterward.

"President Trump went through a factual rendition that I didn't particularly like and I would tell him to knock it off", Graham said, "You're not helping".

He mocked and impersonated Ford for not remembering some details of the attack that allegedly took place 36 years ago.

One of Ford's attorneys, Michael Bromwich, condemned Trump's remarks on Twitter, writing: "A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?"

"What neighbourhood was it in?" But you know, maybe she's mistaken, or I wish we had more corroborating evidence.

By Tuesday, however, Trump's stance had shifted slightly with the President lamenting the fact Kavanaugh's "life is in tatters".

But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, calling Trump's remarks "reprehensible", said the president owes Blasey Ford "an immediate apology".

Now it's time for U.S. Senators to see the report so they can make a final informed decision on whether or not to elevate Judge Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court. "He is a profile in cowardice".

He and Collins could be key votes in confirming Kavanaugh in the Senate, which Republicans control by a slim 51-49 margin.

"The bad treatment of Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez tells every woman in this country to keep sexual assault to themselves", Feinstein concluded.

Avenatti said in a tweet Wednesday that the unidentified woman "is prepared to meet with the Federal Bureau of Investigation today and disclose multiple facts and witnesses".

'To discuss something this sensitive in a political really is just not right.

The comments contrasted Trump's previous description of Dr. Ford as a "good witness" earlier this week.

There are varying reports as to how the report will be shared with Senators on the Judiciary Committee. Aside from Flake and Collins, all eyes also are on Republican Sen.

"I thought it was obviously insensitive and appalling, frankly".

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the "far left" is trying to "bully" Kavanaugh with a "mudslide" of sexual misconduct allegations.

KURTZLEBEN: Now, he seemed to be sort of hewing to the line that congressional Republicans seem to be hewing to, which was something to the effect of - Christine Blasey Ford seems credible.

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Earlier Wednesday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters that he hoped that some material would be released to the public, in order to clear Kavanaugh's name.

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