Calls Mount to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh After NYT Report on Sexual Misconduct

Вторник, 17 Сен, 2019

Days before Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, a Democratic senator urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reach out to a witness who had key information about alleged misconduct by the nominee while at Yale, according to a letter obtained by CNN. The president was one of several Republicans who came to Kavanaugh's defense on Monday after the New York Times published reporting from a forthcoming book by two of its writers that looked more closely into how the FBI investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation hearing, as well as new elements of the allegations against him. Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro all called for Kavanaugh's impeachment through tweets. She posted the best fundraising quarter of her 23-year Senate career following Kavanaugh's confirmation - a fact Gideon noted in her introductory campaign video. "Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing". "Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached", Massachusetts Sen.

When Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee past year, he denied all allegations of impropriety. "It's more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath". Coons had copied then-Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and its top Democrat, Sen. "Could you imagine? Could you imagine?" she asks in the video as the crowd applauds.

The new allegation was first aired in a New York Times Sunday Review article published online Saturday, rooted in the reporting done by two Times reporters for a forthcoming book about Kavanaugh.

In a historic congressional testimony last September, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when she 15 and he was 17.

Ms. Harris said that Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged that Justice Kavanaugh groped her and tried to force himself on her at a high school party in 1982, was "treated like a criminal" during his confirmation process a year ago. Also of note was that the "intermediaries" didn't want to identify the witness.

"We need to get to the bottom of whether the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans pressured the FBI to ignore evidence or prevented them from following up on leads relating to Justice Kavanaugh's background investigation", Biden, the current Democratic frontrunner, told CBS News in a statement.

The book says the Federal Bureau of Investigation was made aware of but did not investigate the incident, purported to take place when Kavanaugh was a Yale University student in the 1980s. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Klobuchar. Kavanaugh is an "innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY", Trump tweeted, suggesting the justice should "start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also voiced his support for Kavanaugh.