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But it was unclear whether the FBI would add Ludington's accusations to the background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which has been limited in scope and time by the White House and Senate Republicans. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) asked for a one-week FBI investigation into the allegation, a request agreed to by McConnell and other Republican leaders.

"I'm hoping this will be a step in the right direction, and hopefully the investigation will widen and not be overseen by the White House and the people who actually want him", Donovan, 35, told the Herald. 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 tiebreaking vote.Trump said he believed Kavanaugh did not lie during his Judiciary Committee testimony about the extent of his drinking in high school and college.

After Blasey Ford testified about how Kavanuagh allegedly sexually assaulted her, Flake released a statement that he planned on voting to confirm Kavanaugh. "We have to allow them to go ahead".

Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, had alleged that Kavanaugh had assaulted her during a party in the 1980s when they were both in high school.

They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who pushed to initiate the FBI's investigation, during a Monday event in Boston. He stressed that the Supreme Court must be separated from that bitter divide.

Concerns: Flake says he supports putting a conservative jurist such as Kavanaugh on the bench but he has expressed concern about the public's perception of an illegitimate process that would damage the Supreme Court's reputation.

FBI investigators had not reached out to a third woman who said she witnessed Kavanaugh engage in "inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s", her attorney, Michael Avenatti, wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning.

"I think the Federal Bureau of Investigation should do what they have to do to get to the answer", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House.

"It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover", Flake said.

'I'm instructing them as per what I feel the Senate wants, ' Trump said.

"Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered", the law school wrote to students.

"If every American who drinks beer or every American who drank beer in high school is suddenly presumed guilty of sexual assault, it will be an ugly, new place in this country".

Kavanaugh has denied multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, which have not been corroborated by any direct evidence.

The White House had no immediate comment about Ludington's accusations.

Mr Flake said he would ensure it is a "real investigation" by the FBI as Democrats demanded that Mr Trump give them a full readout of his instructions to the agency.

Other former classmates have made similar claims.

The Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, says Kavanaugh seems willing to mislead senators about matters big and small to ensure his confirmation.

A witness told police the man who threw the glass was Chris Dudley, Kavanaugh's close friend. The protesters wanted Manchin to commit to opposing Kavanaugh's potential confirmation to the court.

Trump also suggested at one point that some of Kavanaugh's questioners have secrets of their own.

Mitchell, who was hired by the Senate Judiciary Committee to assist Republicans, addressed the letter to "All Republican Senators", and said no senator approved the memo.

Avenatti, who has said he is considering a Democratic run for the presidency in 2020, is also representing Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who was paid to remain silent about an alleged affair with President Trump.