Lawyer: FBI has completed Mark Judge interview


Trump at a MS rally mocked Dr Christine Blasey Ford for her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging sexual assault charges against Brett Kavanaugh.

In a letter addressed to FBI Director Chris Wray and the general counsel Dana Boente, Ford's attorneys lay out the steps they took to offer Ford's cooperation, which they said began with a Friday night conversation with Boente. "Though we appreciated the agents who responded on Sunday, we have great concern that the FBI is not conducting-or not being permitted to conduct-a serious investigation", Ramirez's attorney, John Clune, wrote on Twitter Tuesday. The bureau expects to wrap up its investigation by Friday.

Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a gathering when they were teens.

President Donald Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he still supports Kavanaugh but said it is "a scary time for young men" who could become the subject of false accusations. The official revealed the private conversations only on condition of anonymity. "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember", he lied again.

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..."

The party's narrow 51-49 majority means that if all Democratic senators vote against the nominee, Republicans can only afford one defection.

The White House aides and allies said Tuesday that they remained optimistic Kavanaugh would be confirmed but frustrated with the delay on a vote.

Republicans have insinuated that Ford mistook Kavanaugh's identity. Chuck Grassley repeated his request for notes from Ford's therapy sessions, details of her communications with The Washington Post and any recordings of her taking a lie detector test.

The president warned about a risky and "damn sad situation" in the country where a man's life can be destroyed over accusations over misconduct and are assumed guilty instead of innocent.

The footage angered netizens as the president's stance on Ford's testimony was contradictory to his assessment last week, when he claimed her testimony "was very compelling".

Schumer has made a request to McConnell that all senators be briefed on the FBI's findings at least 24 hours before a Senate vote to end debate on the nomination.

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday on NBC' "Today" that mocking "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".

Raw Politics: German anger at Erdogan's red carpet treatment in Berlin
Erdogan said he has no right to criticize the German judiciary and Germany has no right to criticize the Turkish judicial system. Dozens of German citizens were among those imprisoned after the alleged coup attempt against the President two years ago.

"It's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of", Trump said at the White House.

What were key takeaways from Senate hearing on Kavanaugh accusations? Kavanaugh's allies say Democrats are raising these new questions because they know the Federal Bureau of Investigation will not be able to prove the decades-old sexual misconduct allegations, the Times reported. Smyth and Leland Keyser.

Speaking under oath before the Senate committee, Kavanaugh denied any drinking problem and denied bragging about sexual conquests in a high school yearbook entry.

Judge is a former classmate of Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

"We will not be intimidated by these people", McConnell said.

But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fueled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.

Protesters have also focused on two other senators who are undecided on Kavanaugh - moderate Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

"That experience, as well as a lot of others", Flake said at the conference when asked if the confrontation motivated his decision.

Flake and Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were instrumental last week in holding up Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. "The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh here, on this floor, this week", McConnell told the chamber.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, "We're going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?" "We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine. Many see her as the most likely Republican to flip and vote against Kavanaugh.

Meanwhile, a report released Tuesday by police in New Haven, Connecticut, says Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college.

He even raised questions about the drinking habits of Vermont Sen.