Supreme Court starts new term as Kavanaugh, lawmakers await Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry

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Washington Post: "FBI contacts second woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct" - "The FBI has begun contacting people as part of an additional background investigation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, including a second woman who alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her".

The sex crimes prosecutor hired last week by Senate Republicans to question witnesses about a sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Sunday night that his accuser has a very weak case.

Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., requested an investigation last Friday - after he and other Republicans on the panel voted along strict party lines in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation - as a condition for his own subsequent vote to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion. "I want them to do a very comprehensive investigation, whatever that means according to the Senators... and the Republican majority".

"I think the press has treated me unbelievably unfairly", he said, saying he hoped they would do better once he won the election. They've said that they do want a full investigation.

The first woman to come forward with allegations against Mr Kavanaugh was psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford.

News outlets report the women staged a sit-in at Democratic Sen.

Jenna Clemenzi, a 20-year-old senior at Simmons College, told the Herald that Kavanaugh's anger and outbursts during his hearing are enough in themselves to keep him off the high court.

At a rally that drew hundreds to Boston City Hall, New York congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez warned Flake and other elected leaders that voters would end their careers should they support Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview four witnesses: Mark Judge, Leland Keyser, Patrick J. Smyth and Deborah Ramirez, the first three possible witnesses to an allegation of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford while she and Kavanaugh were in high school. But he also said Senate Republicans are determining the parameters of the investigation and "ultimately, they're making the judgment".

Ford alleged Judge was in the bedroom at a Maryland house in 1982 when she was pushed to a bed and Kavanaugh got on top of her.

The White House noted that Kavanaugh wasn't arrested or charged and questioned the incident's relevance.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democrats' leader from NY, accused Kavanaugh of delivering a "partisan screed" during the Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

President Trump ordered the FBI to investigate the sexual malfeasance claims against Kavanaugh after Senator Jeff Flake caved to the Democrat's demands because two leftist activist women shrieked at him in an elevator.

Another woman, Julie Swetnick, has alleged Kavanaugh was at high school parties in which she claims to have been gang raped. He said Kavanaugh was "rightfully angry" about the accusations, and he added, "Who wouldn't be?"

"The harsh fact of the matter is that we have mounting evidence that Judge Kavanaugh is just not credible", Schumer said Monday.

"Some of his statements about his yearbook are so deeply questionable I have trouble understanding how he could have made them under oath", Sen. He also accused Democrats of orchestrating a political "hit" against him. In a statement, Ludington said a group of friends had been staring at the man they said looked like Ali Campbell, the lead singer of UB40, the band they had just seen.

During his remarks, McConnell also mocked new reports that Kavanaugh was involved in a bar fight while in college, sarcastically calling it a "bombshell".

Delay, delay, delay. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (R-KY) says that's what he expects - more obstruction tactics from Democrats.