President Trump on Tuesday said the controversy surrounding Kavanaugh’s nomination shows that it is a “scary time for young men,” he told the reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, the Hill reported.
“It is a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” the president said, adding that it is “a very, very difficult standard.”
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that only senators will see the FBI’s final report. “We'll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator, and only senators will be allowed to look at it,” McConnell told reporters, adding that this is typical for such reports.
On the same day, Ford’s attorneys expressed concern in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and FBI General Counsel Dana Boente that they hadn’t heard from the bureau since the investigation began. Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich, who are representing Ford, requested the contact information of the person leading the investigation.
“It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you,” they said.
Meanwhile, two of Kavanaugh’s former classmates at Yale Law on Tuesday withdrew their support for his nomination in light of his public testimony. Michael Proctor and Mark Osler, who previously were among 27 of Kavanaugh’s classmates who backed his nomination, wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley that they could no longer support Kavanaugh because of “nature” of his testimony.
“In our view that testimony was partisan and not judicious and inconsistent with what we expect from a justice of the Supreme Court, particularly dealing with a co-equal branch of government,” they wrote. They also specifically mentioned that their decision wasn’t based on the allegations made by Ford.
Kavanaugh is accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s by three women: Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. He has repeatedly denied all allegations, saying during his testimony last Thursday that they were a “calculated and orchestrated political hit.”