The one-week break will allow the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh's behavior as a teenager. Running for re-election is Democrat Joe Manchin, who both parties are wooing in the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House and the FBI to provide the written directive regarding the investigation's scope. Joseph McCarthy used unfounded allegations to accuse people of being communists without firm evidence, ruining their reputations.
That's according to Eric Bruce, the attorney for Patrick "P.J".
Bruce says Smyth told them he had "no knowledge" of the small gathering that Ford described. Judge has said he has "no memory" of the incident but will cooperate with investigators.
In a separate action involving the FBI, Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican- Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Justice Department and the FBI to open a criminal investigation into "apparent false statements" that were made to committee investigators alleging sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in 1985. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
The White House insisted it was not "micromanaging" the new one-week review of Kavanaugh's background, but some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses.
President Trump ordered the inquiry on Friday at the request of a Senate committee.
That means that if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican senator oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote in the Senate. Mr Judge has also denied Ms Ford's allegations.
The GoFundMe campaign, which is now closed, has raised $528,315 to benefit Ford and her family. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the process.
Voters were also divided on whether Kavanaugh was honest, as 46 percent say yes and 43 percent said no.
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He said: " OPEC and OPEC nations are as usual, ripping off the rest of the world , and I don't like it, nobody should like it".
A third woman, Julie Swetnick, has also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
When pressed again about the details of the scope of the investigation, Trump said he thinks the FBI "should do what they have to do to get the answers". "The trauma for a man who has never had any accusations".
"It's unfair to him at this point", Trump said.
"When I say and come out with very, very strong statements about the media, I'm talking about the fake news media".
"I just knew that we couldn't move forward, that I couldn't move forward without hitting the pause button", he said, adding that he believes that the Kavanaugh saga is "ripping the country apart".
Amid the new probe, Trump has maintained his support for Kavanaugh, saying that "hopefully at the conclusion, everything will be fine".
President Trump said Monday he wants a "comprehensive" re-investigation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh so long as it's over within the one-week timetable as laid out in the Senate compromise reached Friday.
Because the executive and legislative branches play very different roles in deciding to further probe the allegations against Kavanaugh, the Senate couldn't direct the FBI to reopen its investigation.
The inquiry involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation reopening its previously completed background check on Judge Kavanaugh.
"F.B.I. agents are experts at interviewing people and quickly dispatching leads to their colleagues around the world to follow with additional interviews", he wrote.
Rachel Mitchell is seen during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's hearing.