Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Brett Kavanaugh's Friend, Mark Judge, Says He Will Cooperate With Investigators

Brett Kavanaugh's Friend, Mark Judge, Says He Will Cooperate With Investigators

The announcement followed a vote along party lines by the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance Kavanaugh's nomination, after securing a vote from Sen. Cassidy (R-La.) asked.

Republican leaders asked the White House to reopen the probe, and Trump complied.

Late Saturday, Trump tweeted: "NBC News incorrectly reported (as usual) that I was limiting the FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh, and witnesses, only to certain people".

Following Flake's announcement, both Murkowski and Sen.

"Things being released that should not be published because there's no support for them". Those who knew Kavanaugh at the time go further and say that Ford's claims are not consistent with Brett's character or behavior then or now. His account has been particularly sought after because, unlike Kavanaugh, Judge has not denied Ford's allegations but has said he has no memory that such an assault occurred.

Through her attorneys, Ford welcomed the move.

"It should investigate whether indeed there is this intent to coordinate and, in fact, the actual coordination".

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Perhaps. The FBI has wide discretion in determining the scope of the investigation. "I've done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate". Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) want him to be charged with perjury.

"This is all a gentlemen's and -women's agreement", Grassley said after the committee vote.

Trump ordered the new probe into Kavanaugh Friday at the request of the committee.

Comey also took aim at the process, calling it "deeply flawed" and reasoning that if "truth were the only goal, there would be no clock, and the investigation wouldn't have been sought after the Senate Judiciary Committee already endorsed the nominee".

He said: "They're going to do whatever they have to do, whatever it is they do". 'There's never been anybody that's been looked at like Judge Kavanaugh'. "It insults the intelligence of the Senate and the country and is an act of profound disrespect toward Dr. Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual violence". She hasn't accused Kavanaugh of raping her. Swetnik described Kavanaugh as a "mean drunk" in high school who was physically and verbally aggressive with girls.

Judge met with his lawyer Friday morning in Washington, after returning from being holed up in a Bethany Beach, Delaware, home.

"I said "hello" to him".

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It was helpful on Thursday to hear from Ford and Kavanaugh, as both offered strong, emotional testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Equally compelling, if not more so was Brett Kavanaugh".

What will the FBI investigation do?

"A fundamental question the Federal Bureau of Investigation can help answer is whether Kavanaugh has been truthful with the committee. I believe in due process, she did sign an affidavit".

But the Associated Press reported that Republicans were short of votes for final Senate approval after the Judiciary Committee adjourned.

"He totally showed himself [at the committee hearing] to be ... a political operative and the partisan operative that he has been", Hirono said. White House counsel Don McGhan, who is the administration's leading advocate for Kavanaugh's confirmation, is overseeing the probe for the President and working closely with Senate Republican leaders.

The two votes prompted outrage from Democratic senators. "It just makes it so hard".

"The FBI's mission is not to reach a conclusion", Franks said. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.

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The office of Rhode Island Sen. "I actually think it will be a blessing in disguise", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he departed for a rally in West Virginia.

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