Senators pan Trump about Kavanaugh accuser

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Sanders told reporters Wednesday at a rare White House briefing that "the president was stating the facts" at a MS rally Tuesday night.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, said: "This vile, mocking attack on a credible, immensely powerfully eloquent survivor of sexual assault is a mark of disrespect and disregard not only for Dr Blasey Ford but the entire survivor community".

Trump drew laughs from supporters at a rally Tuesday night with his rendition of how Ford answered questions at last week's hearing.

Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 27, 2018.

Trump ordered the FBI to reopen the investigation into Kavanaugh last week after a dramatic last-minute demand by Senator Flake during the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on the nominee.

The FBI is expected to send Congress a report on its revived sexual harassment investigation of Brett Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday afternoon, Republican senators said of the pivotal document that could make or break his Supreme Court nomination.

"I wish he hadn't done it", Mr Flake told NBC. "Before I start jumping in, let me just read what they have and we'll go from there". If Kavanaugh clears Friday's procedural hurdle, that would set up a final confirmation vote as early as Saturday. "They've tried to bully and intimidate us".

"A man's life is in tatters", he said. That testimony which she gave - and I have now watched it five times - was the testimony of an adolescent.

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The FBI interviewed several people, including three who Ford has said attended a 1982 high school gathering in suburban Maryland where she says Kavanaugh's attack occurred, plus another Kavanaugh friend.

"Arizona's Jeff Flake - who insisted on a weeklong delay in a confirmation vote so the FBI can have another investigation - called Trump's remarks" appalling".

"She's been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the President", Senior Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House.

"I got boys and I got girls, and when I see what's going on right now - it's scary", Trump Jr. said. She would not say if the remarks would affect her vote. The incident happened in 1985 when Kavanaugh, an undergrad at Yale at the time, mistook a 21-year-old man at a local bar for Ali Campbell, the lead singer of UB40 (who had performed in the area that night), and allegedly threw ice and a beer at him, causing injury. "Vote him up or down". Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

Also on the ballot is Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who is campaigning for a second term.

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee.

The FBI has finished an interview with Chris Garrett, a high school friend of Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her sparked the probe, had not been contacted as of Wednesday, her attorneys said. Smyth and Leland Keyser.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Ford's story hasn't been corroborated and people should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. Jeff Flake to catalyze the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, said he didn't think witness questioning should be made public because there's an expectation of privacy, but that a summary of rough topics and number of interviewees should be made available. Julie Swetnick, who implicated Kavanaugh in a pattern of sexual assaults, was also not interviewed.