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>> Certainly she was a very credible witness.>> Days after calling Christine Blasey Ford credible following her testimony in which she accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, President Trump reverting to the mean at a rally in Mississippi.>> 36 years ago, this happened, I had one beer, right?
00:00:22
I had one beer. Well, you think it was, nope, it was one beer. Good. How did you get home? I don't remember. How did you get there? I don't remember. Where is the place? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know.>>
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>> I don't know, I don't know.
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>> On Wednesday, three key Republican votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Senators Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins all rebuking Trump's remarks.>>
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]>> The president's comments were just plain wrong.>> The White House said Trump was simply stating the facts.>> And frankly, facts that were included in Special Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell's report.
00:00:59
He was stating facts that were given during Dr. Ford's testimony. And the Senate has to make a decision based on those facts. And whether or not they see Judge Kavanaugh to be qualified to hold the position on the Supreme Court.>> Meanwhile the FBI's investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh is nearing the end, as the White House ordered a deadline of Friday to wrap it up.
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And several people with information related to those claims say they have tried in vain to speak with the investigators conducting the probe. Reuters' Correspondent Nathan Layne.>> We spoke to a handful of potential witnesses to two of the claims made against Judge Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford and Debbie Ramirez.
00:01:43
Two of those people essentially had cold called the FBI over the weekend. They felt they had valuable information. Gave a statement, essentially, to an anonymous FBI employee, they don't even know if they were sort of connected to the probe or not. And they're unsure if the information they're providing is being passed on or not, to the proper people in the FBI looking into these claims.
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>> Those claims providing ammunition to Senate Democrats, who will likely complain that the FBI was not given enough time to complete a proper investigation.>> We need more time.>> A top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell has already vowed to press ahead with a vote on the Supreme Court nominee this week.
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>> Here on this floor, this week.