"He Likes Beer": Trump Says Kavanaugh Had "Bit Of Difficulty" With Liquor

Posted October 02, 2018

Charles Ludington said that he was "deeply troubled" by the judge's "blatant mischaracterisation".

Delia Harrington, a member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's survivor speaker bureau, told the crowd that she was assaulted in high school and that opposition to Kavanaugh was "a fight for all survivors of every gender". Ludington said he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption", and said he often became "belligerent and aggressive" while drinking.

Ford said another boy, Mark Judge, was in the room with Kavanaugh when she was attacked; Judge has said he doesn't remember the incident.

Kavanaugh denies both Ford's and Ramirez's allegations. "It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like".

"The White House and the FBI should release details on the scope of the Kavanaugh background investigation and keep Congress informed on any changes", Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's ranking Democrat, tweeted on Sunday.

Ramirez 's attorney, John Clune, said Saturday that she has agreed to cooperate with the FBI investigation.

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Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor, said not only wouldn't she bring a criminal case based on Ms. Blasey Ford's account, but she also doubts it would even be a winning case in a civil suit, where the standards of proof are lower. He said: "The FBI needs to be allowed to pursue all reasonable investigatory steps from the credible allegations in front of the committee".

"If every American who drinks beer or every American who drank beer in high school is suddenly presumed guilty of sexual assault, it will be an ugly, new place in this country".

A third woman, Deborah Ramirez, charged in a New Yorker magazine report that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party at Yale University, and shoved his penis in her face, forcing her to touch it while pushing him away.

But the White House has denied "micro-managing" the review.

"I think the press has treated me unbelievably unfairly", he said, saying he hoped they would do better once he won the election.

And even as the FBI explored the past allegations that have surfaced against Kavanaugh, another Yale University classmate came forward to accuse the federal appellate judge of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate judiciary committee about the extent of his drinking in college. Flake on Friday joined Democrats in calling for an FBI investigation, forcing a delay of the full Senate vote.

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The Kavanaugh nomination erupted last month into a major controversy that jeopardized an effort by Trump and his fellow Republicans to cement conservative dominance of the nation's highest court and push America's judiciary to the right.

The stunning reversal capped two weeks of allegations, followed by furious denials, that roiled prospects for Trump's nominee, a conservative federal appeals court judge once expected to easily become the second Trump nominee to win a lifetime appointment to the top USA court.

Rachel Mitchell issued a five-page report in which she said Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a small, suburban house party in 1982 normally would be "incredibly hard to prove".

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Now that the FBI is investigating sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, politicians need to stay out of it while the agency does its work, U.S. Sen.

On Friday, Donald Trump ordered the FBI to carry out an investigation lasting up to a week into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, acting on a request from Senate Republican leaders who were pressed by moderate senators in Mr Trump's own party.

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Republicans later called the White House to discuss the scope of the probe, the person said.