All 100 senators will be able to read FBI report

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It's expected that many senators will want to read or be briefed on the supplemental background check, which the Senate is expected to receive no later than Thursday. And once that report lands, few may see it: Republicans plan to lock it in a safe, restricting its distribution and making senators view the report in a secure meeting - dive into the nitty-gritty on the report, if you'd like.

Those GOP senators, along with Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, have yet to declare how they will vote on Kavanaugh.

In an interview, No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of IL said McConnell was "hell bent on getting this done" this week.

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that". "The Senate will vote on this nomination this week".

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they'll turn over notes from her therapy sessions and any recordings of her taking a lie detector test to the FBI, if the bureau agrees to interview her. Senators will then likely vote on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh to the court.

Democrats wrote to Senate judiciary committee chair Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, challenging a Tuesday tweet by Republican aides saying prior investigations never found "a whiff of ANY issue - at all - related in any way to inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse".

Imitating Ford's testimony, Trump, who was himself accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women, said: "What neighborhood was it in?"

Blumenthal told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" that "The clarification of that tweet would require me to go into the FBI report, but what that tweet highlights very dramatically and directly is the need for a full investigation, and for the public to know what's in that investigation, which is why it should be made public and why the facts here are really so important". 'Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' I don't know. "That's the only thing I remember".

The President said Tuesday night that Kavanaugh's "life is in tatters".

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

"I'm the first person to say I want to hear from Dr Ford".

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Some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses. He said he may run - either as a Republican or an independent - if no one else does.

"The president's comments were just plain wrong", added Collins.

The response came a day after Republican Sen.

"I would tell him to knock it off".

Shortly after Prof Ford's dramatic testimony to the Senate committee last week, Mr Trump said she was "very compelling" and described her as a "very fine woman". She said he was simply "stating the facts" and complained that both Ford and Kavanaugh were "victims" of a Democratic plot to derail the nomination.

President Donald Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford sparked an immediate backlash Wednesday among two critical Republican swing votes on the nomination of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh, with Sens.

It was unclear whether the White House, which for weeks has raised doubts about the allegations, had finalized its review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation interview reports.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a Judiciary Committee member, said it would be ideal to make public as much information as possible, allowing for redactions of private or compromising information.

However, Reuters reports that several witnesses who say they have information about the case have tried and failed to speak with FBI investigators.

Republicans now hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate.

An activist hangs a sign on her dog during a protest against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2018.

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