The American Bar Association says the Senate should not hold a confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court until the FBI has investigated sexual assault allegations against him that were made by Christine Blasey Ford and other women.
The FBI is likely organizing their resources to ensure that every field office and every agent is available to complete the investigation in a week, said ABC News contributor and former FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Gomez. He said Feinstein "pantomimed her way through [the confirmation] hearings without a single question about the content of Kavanaugh's character".
"He betrayed the Republican Party and went full-Democrat", the official said, adding that Flake's decision to call for an FBI investigation was short-sighted because of how that move puts the vacant Supreme Court seat in jeopardy. Ford could also not recall where or when she was molested. The additional short delay is one more good faith effort to help those with legitimate concerns feel more comfortable that due diligence has been exhausted before casting their votes.
Dawson's Creek alum Busy Philipps, who revealed yesterday that she was raped at age 14 in a message supporting Dr. Ford, agreed with a Twitter user that she wanted men to be "traitors to the system that violently holds you up at the expense of women".
"They're going to be really working out word for word from that incident to determine whether there are other people who can corroborate her story". Jeff Flake of Arizona conditioned his approval by asking that an FBI investigation, one that was "limited in time and scope", be conducted prior to a formal vote by the entire Senate.
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Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh", Flake said in a statement. Kavanaugh noted he was "thoroughly vetted" by the ABA.
The FBI can not force someone to talk to them as part of the process.
"Remember, they're not reaching a decision or recommendation".
Still, with 36 years between the night of the alleged attack and the forthcoming background investigation, the agents in this background check have their work cut out for them.
"There were interactions with a lot of people on the phone, email, text, walking around the Capitol, you name it", Flake said.
Ford, who initially requested anonymity after submitting her allegation, was hesitant to agree to appear to the hearing: "I am here today not because I want to be".
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The weather service later measured a storm surge 10 feet deep in the city, which lies on the Neuse River near the Atlantic coast. It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour , lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast.
Mr Flake, cornered in the lift, shifted between looking at them and looking down.
Trump said he onthe meeting owing to the fact he was in a meeting with the president of Chile.
Glasser said typical background checks focus on people's adult life, and that this area is not one the Federal Bureau of Investigation has historically examined too closely.
"That's what happened to me, and that's what you are telling all women in America, that they don't matter", she said through tears. So it was a welcome turnabout when a Republican senator on Friday called for delaying the full Senate's confirmation vote so the FBI can investigate, an approach which quickly gained momentum among other key senators and the White House eventually embraced.
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Like Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas in 2017, Florence could linger over the Southeast for several days after landfall. He wrote: "My people just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years".
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