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President Trump had no other choice after intervention in the Judiciary Committee by the conditional YES vote by Jeff Flake (with support by two other senators).

Brett Kavanaugh: Trump defers to Senate after Jeff Flake calls for FBI investigation - as it happened | The Guardian |

Drama in Washington as Flake urges one-week delay on final Senate floor vote so FBI can investigate claims against Kavanaugh.

Here's a clip of Jeff Flake's dramatic intervention before the committee vote:


  • The Senate will ask the White House to order the FBI to carry out a week-long background check on Brett Kavanaugh, before voting on whether or not to confirm him.

  • Two Republican senators, including Jeff Flake, have said such a move is a condition of their agreeing to vote for him, forcing the hand of the majority leadership.

  • Mark Judge, who refused to testify to the Senate committee, says he will cooperate with the investigation.

  • Earlier, that committee voted 11 to 10 to advance the nomination after Flake, a Republican, asked for the FBI investigation.

President Trump Orders FBI to Investigate Kavanaugh Allegations | RollingStone |

by Oui on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 09:17:54 PM EST

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