Trump says Kavanaugh will 'potentially, hopefully' win confirmation soon

McConnell takes key step toward vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Earlier that day, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., along with several Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee all responded to the FBI's findings Thursday by saying that the scope of the probe into the sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee was not up to their liking.

"Heidi Heitkamp just sided with liberals Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to obstruct President Trump and oppose the exceptionally qualified Judge Brett Kavanaugh", said Jake Wilkins, a spokesman for the North Dakota GOP, in a statement, referring to the Democratic leaders of the Senate and House.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said there's "a lot of unprecedented activity taking place" because of the pitched battle over Kavanaugh, who would likely provide the decisive fifth vote for a conservative majority on the nine-member court.

Crowds of activists, many of whom wearing black - commonly associated with supporting sexual assault survivors - swarmed inside the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday afternoon.

The 51-year-old Wray, like Kavanaugh, attended Yale Law School in the 1980s-he was two years behind him-and joined the Federalist Society while attending.

In the op-ed, Kavanaugh stood firm in his assertion that, if confirmed, he'd be a trusted associate justice, writing that the USA could count on him "to be the same kind of judge and person I have been for my entire 28-year legal career: hardworking, even-keeled, open-minded, independent and dedicated to the Constitution and the public good".

Mr Kavanaugh's column appeared aimed at winning over the three Republican senators who remain undecided. Democrats want a briefing from the FBI about the investigation, but Republicans declined that request.

The FBI's report on its Brett Kavanaugh investigation is the hottest document in Washington, but there's only a single copy for 100 senators to share. "It's been sent to the Senate, no White House editing".

But even before the report was formally sent to the Senate, lawyers for Ford criticized what they viewed as an incomplete Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. "That's the only thing I remember", he said.

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"This is now the 7th time the FBI has investigated Judge Kavanaugh", Trump said in a tweet.

Senate Democrats are disputing Republicans' suggestion that there's been no "whiff" of any inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's previous background checks.

Mr Trump's fellow Republicans have gained confidence Mr Kavanaugh will win Senate confirmation.

The editorial was published on the eve of a pivotal vote in his confirmation.

Furore over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Trump's Republican Party could be at stake.

The Kavanaugh impact is much bigger for Democrats and can boost turnout in states with swing Senate and House seats in play. Police have stepped up their presence in Capitol hallways, in some cases blocking news reporters and the public from approaching lawmakers.

He got an additional boost late on Thursday from President Donald Trump, who praised his nominee's "incredible intellect" and scoffed at detractors during a campaign rally in Minnesota.

Ford, who testified last week at a dramatic Judiciary Committee hearing, accused Kavanaugh of pinning her down, trying to remove his clothing and covering her mouth when she screamed. They include Mark Judge, Leland Keyser and Patrick Smyth, the people Ms. Blasey Ford has said she remembers at the party where she was assaulted.

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