While Ford said she was "100 per cent certain" Kavanaugh had assaulted her, he said he was 100 per cent certain he hadn't, although he declined to pause the proceedings to allow the FBI to investigate.
When asked about the one week delay in the nomination, Trump, who has been pushing for a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh as quickly as possible, said he would defer to Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and others on timing. Jeff Flake that he would not vote in Kavanaugh's favor without a follow-on probe. It also says that investigation should be completed no later than October 5. Katz added that Ford "no artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation".
"I have been speaking with a number of people on the other side - we've had conversations ongoing for a while - with regard to making sure we do our due diligence here". "They could wrap everything". "The investigation will be a moving line and getting it done in one week's time will depend on how innovative they want to be".
During a day of tense circumstances, Senator Jeff Flake was confronted by two protesters moments before he was set to vote on whether to recommend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Ford's sister-in-law, Sandra Mendler, also said she wept from watching her testimony.
The first inkling that Flake was going to throw a wrench in Republicans' plans to confirm Kavanaugh by early next week came in a Judiciary Committee meeting where members were scheduled to vote the judge out of committee.
In a statement, the committee says it will ask that the FBI's probe be limited to "current credible allegations against the nominee".
"I think the process has been abused, but the people who are asking for this are very honest, they're good people, and this is called democracy, so I'm OK", said Graham.
Ford was only questioned by Democrats, while Republicans on the committee left the probing up to Mitchell. The ABA had previously given a rating of "well qualified" to Kavanaugh when he was nominated in July. Because this is not a criminal investigation, no one can be forced to cooperate. While he acknowledges the vote will be close, he now thinks they will get there. She said an inebriated Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and tried to remove her clothes but she broke free and ran out of the room.
Speaking from the White House, Trump reiterated his support for Kavanaugh and spoke of him in glowing terms.
FBI Director Christopher Wray meets with Sen. She was also unable to provide corroborating witnesses.
"It would be helpful with anyone's resources if - to figure out when he worked there, if people are wanting more details from me about when the attack occurred", Ford said. The FBI may have better luck. "It's going to be an uphill, daunting task", Gagliano said.