GOP Sen. Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's 'appalling' mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

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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.

Democrats say Kavanaugh can not be confirmed with the still-unproven accusations hanging over his head.

"This great life can not be ruined by mean and despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations!" Ford maintains that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in the summer of 1982, and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh's laughter during the act was "indelible in the hippocampus" for her.

"But it will be dependent on what comes back from the FBI", Trump said Tuesday.

Ford's lawyer Michael Bromwich called Trump's attack "vicious, vile and soulless".

Kavanaugh says that accusation is false.

Senate leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile insisted that a final vote on Kavanaugh would take place this week.

During his television appearance, Flake reiterated that he, too, was concerned that Kavanaugh at times was "sharp and more partisan that a lot of us would like to see".

The bureau has not yet interviewed Ford, Kavanaugh, or other witnesses identified by Ford's legal team as crucial to the probe.

The FBI has already interviewed Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh, as well as at least three other people with information about the allegations made by Ford and a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez.




The investigation is due to be completed by Friday. Judge, identified by Ford as a witness to the alleged assault, has denied any memory of such an incident.

She has been under pressure from liberals since Kavanaugh was nominated by the Republican president in July.

Flake is not the only one who isn't taking the president's comments well. The administration said internal White House deliberations need to remain secret. "Similarly, it was wrong last week when he said - quote - that if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local law enforcement authorities". Jeff Flake in dramatic fashion on a compromise that led to the FBI reopening its background investigation.

Trump did speak about the charges Ford has leveled against Kavanaugh. Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin, and Heidi Heitkamp. "It's kind of appalling", Flake said.

The White House defended Trump's remarks.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, called Trump's remarks "reprehensible".

"Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford", Mr. Walsh said. "I don't know". Upstairs, downstairs, where I was. "Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford's testimony, tells people to 'think of your son, '" wrote CNN.

Dr Ford testified that she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home afterward. I don't remember. Where was the place? "That's the only thing I remember", he added. But you know, maybe she's mistaken, or I wish we had more corroborating evidence. "I don't know", he added, to cheers from supporters. Two Republican votes against Kavanaugh's confirmation sinks it if every Democrat votes no.

In an interview with Today on Wednesday morning, Republican Sen.

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