Five days after the FBI began its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the sexual assault allegations made against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the probe is nearing its end. "And I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap".
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"I don't have all the answers, and I don't remember as much as I would like to", she said. Democrats want a briefing from the FBI about the investigation, but Republicans declined that request.
Trump's comments about Ford reflected a growing frustration among some in the White House, and by the president, that her story has not received the same level of scrutiny as Kavanaugh's, said a person close to the process who was not authorized to speak publicly.
"I wish he hadn't of done it and I just say it's kind of appalling", Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, said in an interview with NBC on Wednesday.
Due to a special election to fill the seat that Hyde-Smith was appointed to earlier this year, both Senate seats in MS are up for re-election in the November 6 midterm election.
Ford testified that she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home afterward, but offered a detailed account of the incident itself in which she said a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she screamed.
Hyde-Smith was appointed this year to fill the seat of Republican Thad Cochran. Trump also paid off a porn actress for silence over an alleged one-night stand with her when his son Barron was only a few months old.
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Trump mocked Ford at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, listing what he described as holes in her account as his audience laughed. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who is campaigning for a second Senate term.
Ford's attorney complained Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not contacted her for this week's interviews.
"It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr Ford's allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh, or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you", Dr Ford's lawyers said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Reporters were quick to say that it was wrong to say that the president was speaking "facts", citing Ford's on-the-record testimony about who, when and where.
She said Mr Trump was "pointing out factual inconsistencies".
Republicans crucial in the voting sweepstakes for Kavanaugh's nomination have blasted Trump's mocking remarks. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?
This raises the possibility of conservatives rallying around the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and cutting into the enthusiasm advantage among Democratic women, many of whom who were politically activated when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016.
In a letter to Schumer, McConnell said a briefing "would be unprecedented and irregular" and suggested that such a maneuver would be a tactic meant to stall a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. "The court is in session".
The bad news for Republicans: Recent polls show that a majority of women do not think Kavanaugh should be confirmed.