The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What is the FBI's role?But the biggest concern in the White House is that with more time, more women, more accusations and more stories could emerge.
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The scope of the investigation, however, remains unclear.
Avenatti had also told Grassley's aide that his client was prepared to speak with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and to testify under oath in front of the Senate with at least one other witness.
Demonstrators protesting Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after allegations of sexual assault, September 28, 2018. The local offices will generally assign as many staff as necessary to pursue those leads. The ABA had previously given a rating of "well qualified" to Kavanaugh when he was nominated in July.
"We are writing to request that you immediately withdraw the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court or direct the FBI to re-open its background investigation and thoroughly examine the multiple allegations of sexual assault", the letter reads.
It would be a risky precedent to deny Kavanaugh's appointment because of an unsubstantiated and unprovable allegation.
Her testimony - widely regarded by Republicans and Democrats as credible and honest - provided the committee with numerous data points that could be explored in a thorough FBI investigation, beginning with an interview of Judge who apparently is willing to cooperate.
Ford recounted how Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes, and covered her mouth with his hand when she started to yell.
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"You're going to let people who do these things into power".
"We are in awe of her strength, bravery and resilience. and so deeply moved by her courageousness", Goldstein said.
Ramirez allegesl Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were both students at Yale, while Swetnick said she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s".
Can an investigation be done in a week?
As for the the time frame, experts say the work can be done in a matter of days in most circumstances.
His group's endorsement of Kavanaugh notwithstanding, Carlson urged the Senate to pause the confirmation and have the FBI investigate the claims against Kavanaugh before making a decision.
The FBI can not force someone to talk to them as part of the process.
Kavanaugh proclaimed his innocence, denying Ford's allegation again and vowing defiantly: "You may defeat me in the final vote, but you'll never get me to quit". "Remember, they're not reaching a decision or recommendation". They could have had this theatrical trap set for Kavanaugh the whole time as a sacrifice to appeal to their base, or they could truly just now be reacting to new information from Avenatti and/or elsewhere.
"Brett and Mark came into the bedroom and locked the door behind them", she said. "It's about digging up new dirt or doing whatever it is they do over there to get people to come forward 36 years later". "It was so hard to listen to, and I know a lot of people around the country felt the same way". The two close friends, as well as Sen.
The Montgomery County police have said they are exploring these allegations, and additional reporting has suggested they've been looking into a case already.
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