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FBI leaders are warily trying to navigate their way through the politically charged background-check investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, as the bureau seeks to protect itself now - and after the midterm elections - from what could be fierce congressional criticism.

The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn, said the FBI's report on sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh could be given to senators as soon as Wednesday, amid concerns among Democrats about the thoroughness of the probe. 'I don't remember.' How did you get there? In fact, it seems very curious that Ford's attorneys would insist on another interview where her recollections might change even more than they already have.

"I heard it'll be today, I just don't know when", Cornyn told reporters.

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..." However, if the FBI investigation ends without questioning either Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford or key witnesses, Flake and the rest of us will have every reason to think the investigation was a sham.

The rising frustration came as Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process played out before the country, with him and Ms Ford appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to discuss her accusation.

And McConnell needs to make sure he has the votes of at least two of those three, assuming all Senate Democrats oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.

Mr McConnell did not specify when exactly the vote would be held, but it is widely expected to be on Friday - the deadline for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to finish its inquiry - or the following day.

While much of the media panned his remarks as mockery of Ford, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer countered, saying Trump simply "pointed out numerous inconsistencies in her account".

"And a man's life is in tatters", Trump added. "How'd you get home?"

Trump Decries ‘Trauma’ Done To Kavanaugh, Calls For ‘Comprehensive’ Investigation
Flake, a frequent Trump critic, said it was important last week to "hit the brakes" on the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Democrats and Republicans have argued about whether a week is enough time to carry out a thorough investigation.

The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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. "Where's the house? I don't know".

"And when I see what's going on right now, it's scary", adding that at the moment he fears more for his sons.

Republican senator Jeff Flake is among those who have taken issue with comments Mr Trump made.

Keyser, a longtime friend of Ford's, was present at the small party where Ford was attacked, according to Ford's testimony before the Judiciary Committee.

Ramirez alleged in an interview with The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party when they were both freshmen at Yale University. Kavanaugh testified he has never assaulted anyone.

Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

The FBI will pass its findings to the White House, which will give them to the Senate.

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