GOP senators demand probe of Feinstein’s office after Kavanaugh accusations

Trump orders 'supplemental' FBI probe on Kavanaugh

While President Donald Trump declared Saturday that the FBI would have "free rein" in its investigation, people close to the matter say the scope is far more limited.

Deborah Ramirez accuses Judge Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a drinking game when they were students at Yale University in the 1980s. Judge, who Ford says was present during her alleged assault, has denied all claims against him.

Media outlets including NBC News, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that the White House was controlling the FBI investigation, giving the FBI a list of witnesses and limiting its parameters.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, which was conducted after the allegations were publicized, also found that 41 percent of adults opposed Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

"The Democrats have disgraced this process and the United States Senate in the orchestrated smear campaign of character assassination they've run against Judge Kavanaugh", Cotton said on "Face the Nation" Sunday.

In an interview with the magazine, Ramirez said that she realized if she ever did speak with agents for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she knew she would be questioned about some lapses in her memory, her drinking at the party and her motivation for coming 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. The FBI will "go out and conduct these interviews in a thorough manner as quickly as possible and they will report - no opinion - they will report that to the people eon the committee", Flagg told CBS News' Reena Ninan. "Please correct your reporting!"

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee from Rhode Island, said he expects the FBI would provide adequate staffing for the investigation, with teams working in parallel to investigate separate allegations. "They'll be doing things that we have never even thought of", Trump said Saturday as he departed the White House for a trip to West Virginia.

Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday she is confident in the investigation and "that the FBI will follow up on any leads that result from the interviews".

It also gives cover to wavering Republicans like Sens.

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"I just knew that we couldn't move forward, that I couldn't move forward without hitting the pause button", Flake said. "But it did not leak from us, I assure you that". "Which Democrat leaked the papers".

Feinstein has denied that anyone in her office leaked the letter.

Conway and press secretary Sarah Sanders, who appeared on Fox News Sunday, both insisted the White House was not micro-managing the investigation.

Asked if he found Ford's testimony credible, Cotton said she was "sympathetic and she was honest", before again criticizing his Democratic colleagues. Judge has said he has no memory of such an assault ever occurring.

A lawyer for Leland Ingham Keyser, a friend of Christine Blasey Ford, said she will "cooperate fully" with an FBI investigation, according to CNN.

Democrats urged the FBI to investigate Swetnick's claims and voiced concern that the White House may be narrowing the scope of the agency's work.

Flake had released a statement that morning announcing that he would vote in favor of moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of committee and onto the Senate floor.

"I'm not at all surprised to hear from other colleagues in the committee or on television", Coons continued.

However, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway added, "It's not meant to be a fishing expedition".

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