Charles Ludington, a history professor at N.C. State University and college friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, plans to deliver a statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Raleigh on Monday regarding Kavanaugh's violent and drunken behavior while at Yale University. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said Sunday that testimony would be taken from Ramirez and Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who has been named by two of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
The Times also reported Sunday that a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh has accused him of a "blatant mischaracterization" of his drinking, which the judge downplayed in the Senate hearing.
Addressing swirling questions about the scope of the investigation during a press conference at the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said he'd like to see a "very comprehensive" probe of the allegations, telling reporters that the FBI "should do what they have to do to get the answer". The limited FBI investigation now underway may provide Republicans with enough uncertainty and unanswered questions to provide political cover.
Leaving the hearing on Friday, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well.
"A "he said, she said" case is incredibly hard to prove".
Ford's wrenching testimony Thursday engendered expressions of deep sympathy from many viewers, and scores of women shared accounts on social media of having been victims of sexual aggression.
In remarks he made Saturday before heading to a MAGA rally in West Virginia, Trump said the investigation was expected to be concluded within a week's time. and conclude in less than a week.
Senator Chris Coons was the most vocal advocate of a one-week check a few days later, during the committee's hearing with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
The president's eldest son is saying the fallout from the sexual misconduct claims against Judge Brett Kavanaugh has him more anxious about his sons than his daughters.
"We don't want to go on a witch hunt, do we?"
"I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer and he's had a little bit of difficulty, I mean, he talked about things that happened when he drank", Trump said.
Supreme Court nominations require Senate confirmation.
Democrats, nevertheless, have insisted on another FBI investigation of Kavanaugh, delaying a confirmation vote in the Senate.
"When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive", Ludington said in his statement to The Post.
"It wouldn't bother me at all", Trump said of a possible Swetnick interview.
Flake requested the FBI investigation on Friday as a condition of his vote to report Kavanaugh's nomination out of the Judiciary Committee, a move that Collins and Murkowski supported. As we got to know one another, I discovered that Debbie was very anxious about fitting in.