Susan Collins, Jeff Flake blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

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"An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford - nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony - can not be called an investigation", the statement read. "'I don't remember,"' Mr Trump said at the rally in Southaven. There are facts that she can not remember: "how she got home, how she got there, where the house was, what the date was". I don't remember. Where is the place? 'I don't remember.' How many years ago was it?

Media reports Wednesday said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was under constraints from the White House on how far it could go in interviewing witnesses.

CHANG: So as we noted, the president's tone - it shifted dramatically last night. "It's kind of appalling".

Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) requested material evidence from Christine Blasey Ford and her lawyers related to her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The women alternated telling their respective stories, with one woman specifically asking that Flake look at her in the eyes and tell her that her trauma doesn't matter.

"Where's the house? I don't know!" And he was playing it to laughs and cheers from that audience.

Republican Senator Susan Collins, who is also considered a swing vote on the Kavanaugh nomination, called Trump's remarks "plain wrong". "Think of your husband", Trump told the rally, noting he has had "many false allegations" against him.

KURTZLEBEN: Right. Well, they're not happy. Ford claims that while she is "100%" sure that Brett Kavanaugh was her attacker, she does not recall the specific date, time, or place of said assault. She would not say if the remarks would affect her vote. Nope! It was one beer.

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Democrats showed strong opposition to Kavanaugh, with 70 percent opposing - up from 63 percent before last week's hearing with Ford and Kavanaugh. He said Trump is "degrading" the way people are treating one another and doing "permanent damage" to the country with his comments.

The judge has said he did not know Ms Swetnick and that her allegations "never happened". He likewise said that to a crowd.

Sen. Flake has not said how he will vote if the nomination comes up this week.

"This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh", McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday, and he said that senators would "have the opportunity to review the investigators' records". He presented the facts from the viewpoint of his nominee and supporters.

Days earlier he had said Prof Ford was a "credible" and "compelling" witness. The clear message seemed to be, she is the protagonist; put yourself in her shoes, in women's shoes. I respect her position very much. "But I only had one beer - that's the only thing I remember". Mr. Trump said "a man's life is shattered", referencing Kavanaugh, and "these are really evil people".

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of OR is asking a federal judge to step in and order the release of more than 100,000 documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A very fine woman.

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