"Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered", Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Catherine Claypoole, wrote in an email, according to the Crimson.
The strategy came as the FBI conducts a limited investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh but with great uncertainty about whether the probe will unearth anything conclusive by the end of the week, when Republicans are pressing for a vote.
The police report indicates that Kavanaugh and four other people were questioned by cops and the SCOTUS nominee is on record as "not wanting to say if he threw the ice or not".
■In the past few days, as the FBI has begun its investigation, new allegations have surfaced in the media, including one from Chad Ludington, one of Kavanaugh's classmates and a member of the Yale basketball team. Kavanaugh was out with a group of friends after a concert when they got into an altercation with another man in the bar.
McConnell spoke as the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues its renewed background check of claims by three women that they were victims of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh three decades ago.
Senators are waiting for the FBI's reopened background check on the accusations against Mr Kavanaugh, who has denied the claims by all three women. In doing so, Trump is feeding off the explosion of male resentment that is only growing in the wake of a college professor's allegations against Trump's Supreme Court pick which has now turned into a national circus. So far, no Democrat has announced support for Kavanaugh and no Republican has declared opposition to him. Amy Klobuchar (D - Minn.) on whether or not he had ever had a night where he "drank so much that [he] couldn't remember what happened", the Kavanaugh responded, "I think you've probably had beers, Senator..."
'Guilty until proven innocent, that's very risky for our country, ' Trump said of Ford's testimony last week that Kavanaugh attempted to hold her down and remove her clothes in 1982, when they were both in high school.
"We're trying to figure out if it's him", he said.
The President also hit out at Senate Democrats who questioned the integrity of his Supreme Court nominee.
For those of us bingewatching the Trump method, this is straight out of the classic Trump playbook that goes back to the 2016 campaign.
"I tell myself, 'You give a little leeway because of what he's been through.' But on the other hand, we can't have this on the court".
Trump on Monday said he wants a "comprehensive" but quick investigation, adding that he's OK with the FBI interviewing all three accusers.
A slightly different straw man concerns Judge Kavanaugh's statements at the hearing that he never blacked out from drinking.
Trump said a vote for Espy is a vote for the Democrat agenda for 'open borders and radical socialism'. "As Kavanaugh well knows, in our legal system, even small lies matter", said a Monday op-ed in Politico by Demand Justice's Brian Fallon and Christopher Kang, who both worked in the Obama administration.
Agents also have not contacted Julie Swetnick, who alleges in a sworn statement that Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, tried to get teenage girls "inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys". "However, the simple and unchangeable truth is that she is unable to corroborate it because she has no recollection of the incident in question".