WH revises guidance to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Kavanaugh probe

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When Flake was asked if he would have requested the FBI investigation if he was running for re-election this year, he answered: "Not a chance".

On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied the allegations that the administration has been interfering with the probe.

The FBI has interviewed a man who Christine Blasey Ford said attended the same party where she said she was attacked by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the 1980s.

Leaving the hearing on Friday, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well.

Sanders said Trump, who has vigorously defended Kavanaugh but also raised the slight possibility of withdrawing the nomination should damaging information be found, "will listen to the facts". "We may well be in a different place a week from now because Judge Kavanaugh and his family may well have had exculpatory evidence brought forward".

Ford also has said Judge was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Judge has said he will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that will "confidentially investigate" sexual misconduct allegations against him and Kavanaugh. Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a narrow 51-49 margin.

Mitchell also pointed out that in addition to a discrepancy in the number of people at the party and other conflicting details of what unfolded there, all of the witnesses Ford named have either outright denied her claims or have not corroborated them.

"However, whatever the senators want is okay with me", he said. James Roche said Kavanaugh was a "notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk".

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"I think we will be in a different place [by then]", said Coons. Several Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans have mocked Democrats' focus on Kavanaugh's drinking.

The FBI has not yet contacted a California professor who says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

"It's unfair to him at this point", Trump said.

Speaking at a White House Rose Garden event Monday, Trump told reporters that he continues to support Kavanaugh. Democrats previously had demanded an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, but Trump and other Republicans had opposed the move. "It does no good to have an investigation that gives us more cover, for example".

Roche also said he believed Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who claimed sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

The FBI has begun investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by an intoxicated Kavanaugh in high school and college, allegations the appeals court judge flatly denies.

Supreme Court nominations require Senate confirmation.