On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied the allegations that the administration has been interfering with the probe. Chris Coons, both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, launched a bipartisan effort last Friday to delay a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh for a week so the FBI could investigate the sexual impropriety claims made against him by Christine Blasey Ford.
Nine of the 10 Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter on Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Don McGahn listing 24 people who they said should be interviewed by the FBI, and urged that the investigation assess all three allegations of sexual misconduct.
But he said Kavanaugh then accused the Clintons of revenge and the Democrats upset over Trump's 2016 election win of carrying out a smear campaign.
Republicans moments earlier voted down a motion by Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal to issue a subpoena to Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge, who had witnessed one of Kavanaugh's alleged attacks, drawing a sharp rebuke from the senator. But a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination has been delayed following allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in high school.
The Kentucky Republican has used a Senate floor speech to accuse Democrats of constantly delaying and resisting Kavanaugh's nomination. The Intercept, which first reported the allegation, has also denied Ms Feinstein's office was its source. "It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like", Sanders said.
Last week, Donald Trump held a press conference at the United Nations, and a reporter asked about the message American women have received from the president's defense of Kavanaugh, and his willingness to dismiss the controversy as a "con job". But Ludington said he "cringed" when he watched Kavanaugh describe his drinking on a Fox News TV interview and in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that happens", Flake said at an event in Boston.
The elevator incident was the turning moment that prompted him to join Democrats in their calls for the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, he said.
Trump suggested "there are bad reports on everybody" present in the Rose Garden. His appointment would give the high court a conservative majority. But he also wants the FBI to investigate the charges from Christine Blasey Ford and as many as two other accusers.
The sex crimes prosecutor who questioned a California women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is explaining why she would not bring criminal charges against the Supreme Court nominee.
A Yale University classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is disputing Kavanaugh's characterization of his drinking while in college. "And he actually apologized at one point", Flake said.