Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges", Ludington said, adding that he planned to "take my information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation". The agency has been interviewing witnesses. Trump has likewise denied the allegations made against him.

"It is a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something you're not guilty of".

Walsh has said his client doesn't know Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a party with him.

Senate Democrats seeking re-election in mostly-Republican states have to make a decision on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that could divide their supporters, The Hill reports.

But Trump also questioned why investigators needed to examine Kavanaugh's high school record.

It comes as the FBI presses ahead with its investigation, questioning in recent days at least three people about accusations of misconduct against Mr Kavanaugh dating to when he was in high school and college. "We'll have the opportunity to vote "no" on the politics of personal destruction", McConnell said.

Kavanaugh's confirmation hinges on a handful of key Republican and Democratic senators who have not yet fully tipped their votes, including Republican Sens.

That would again turn attention to the three targeted members of the GOP: Collins, Flake and Murkowski. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the lifetime post would cement the conservative grip on the Supreme Court.

Collins, who was riding with Murkowski on an underground Senate train, smiled and told her colleague, "Good answer".

But the undecided senators - Flake, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, all Republicans; and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, both Democrats - are keeping an open mind. But he also said the judge's interactions with members of the Judiciary Committee were "sharp and partisan and that concerns me".

The other classmate, Karen Yarasavage reportedly told Ms Berchem in a text message that Mr Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record to refute Ms Ramirez's claims.

'I think he'll be totally impartial, ' the president said Tuesday before he left the White House for a campaign event in Philadelphia.

Senator McConnell said a vote would happen on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination by the end of the week.

When asked whether he thought a limited investigation would be enough to satisfy hold out Republican votes, McConnell replied, "We've asked them what they need, and this is what they have said".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pledging that senators will begin voting on Kavanaugh's nomination this week, and criticized what he called "endless delay and obstruction".

"Is he telling the truth?"

Schumer said Kavanaugh was "rudely interrupting" senators in a way he'd never seen from a witness.

Ford admitted she hasn't always been sure of when specifically the alleged attack occurred, but said that establishing Judge's time of employment at the Safeway store would narrow the timeframe.

Democrats have said that the allegations require further investigation, and suggested his nomination be withdrawn.

The report is significant because Kavanaugh has defended himself against claims that he drank excessively in his high school and university years. That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote. Kavanaugh was questioned after the 1985 altercation, but wasn't arrested. She also told the Senate committee that Judge appeared nervous when she encountered him a few weeks later at the grocery story where he worked.

The victim, Dom Cozzolino, was "bleeding from the right ear" and later treated at a local hospital, according to the police report.

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