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Flake dramatically made the call for a one week delay, so that an FBI investigation could be carried out into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, at the final moments of a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier Friday.

Trump ordered the FBI on Friday to reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation after several women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

President Trump ordered the investigation Friday after the committee affirmed Kavanaugh's nomination, sending it on for a full Senate vote.

According to NBC News, another restriction the White House has set bars the FBI from investigating Kavanaugh's account of his drinking habits during high school and at Yale University. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Kavanaugh along party lines Friday.

The abrupt developments gave senators, the White House and millions of Americans following the drama at home hardly a chance to catch their breath after Thursday's emotional Senate hearing featuring Kavanaugh angrily defending himself and accuser Christine Blasey Ford determinedly insisting he assaulted her when they were teens.

The FBI is also being restricted from investigating Kavanaugh's account of his own drinking habits, according to NBC News.

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Kavanaugh is the second judge to be nominated by Trump on the nine-member US Supreme Court.

Ramirez said the the assault occurred during the 1983-84 school year at Yale University, where they both were students.

Ms. Mitchell asked if any one has come forward to say "Hey, I was at that party too."? Kavanaugh has angrily denied the allegation.

"There's lingering doubt out there among a lot of people that we haven't taken every measure that we should to make sure that these allegations are dealt with, and so that's what this effort is about", he said.

Bush has been picking up the phone to call Senators, lobbying them to support Mr Kavanaugh, who worked in the White House for Mr Bush and through him met his wife Ashley, who was Mr Bush's personal secretary.

Trump said in a statement that the investigation must be limited in nature and "completed in less than one week".

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Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona asked Friday for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to have a week to examine the accusations against the nominee.

Both Judge and Kavanaugh have vehemently denied any allegation of misconduct.

There's nothing wrong with Democrats trying to delay a confirmation vote, but there is something foul in the character assassination techniques they've used to jam the works.

'I am digging my heels in, and I'm hoping that a lot of conservatives are determined to vote Republican, ' Round said.

An attorney for Keyser, a friend of Ford's, emphasized that Keyser has no recollection of the party where Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her. "Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time". "But we live in a country where you are presumed innocent, and you have to corroborate accusations of felonies, and there's no corroboration here".

Lawyers for P.J. Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser, two others who Ford said were in the house when she was attacked, have said their clients are willing to cooperate "fully" with the FBI's investigation.

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Swetnick also said that she was drugged and gang-raped at a party in approximately 1982 at which Kavanaugh was present . Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied ever sexually assaulting anyone. "I don't know who this is and this never happened".

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