But Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had no choice but to placate the small core of undecided senators whom Trump has little power to influence.
Senators Doug Jones and Richard Shelby will be part of the final vote for Judge Kavenaugh's Supreme Court nomination. "As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week", the White House said in a statement citing the president.
There will be an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The Senate vote to recommend that Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court had appeared to be an inevitability. Richard Blumenthal, Conn., Mazie Hirono, Hawaii, Kamala Harris, Calif., and Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I., - walked out in protest.
Other senators backed Senator Flake's request, including Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, as well as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has been viewed as a possible vote in favour of Kavanaugh. Chris Coons, D-Del., to come talk in a small private room off the hearing room dais.
"Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happened to me", 23-year-old Gallagher said in the video alongside Archila.
Shortly afterward, Murkowski, Collins and Sen.
David Gomez, a former FBI counterterrorism supervisor in Seattle, said typically FBI headquarters will divide up leads that get assigned to different field offices across the USA for further investigation and are assigned a quick deadline.
"Throughout this period, we did not know about the ranking member's secret evidence", Grassley, R-Iowa, said at the opening of the hearing Thursday as Feinstein sat nearby, stone-faced.
"What I'm encouraged by is that in an anteroom, back-hall conversation - first with Sen".
Maine's other U.S. Senator, Sen.
It looks like the last minute demands of the senator from Arizona may give some red-state Democrats cover to vote yes after the FBI investigates.
In a statement from the White House, Kavanaugh said, " I've been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I've done a number of "background" calls directly with the Senate, and yesterday, I answered questions under oath about every topic the senators and their counsel asked me.
"Pressure works. Kavanaugh has sparked a massive grassroots uprising of women who will be heard,"notedIndivisible co-executive director Leah Greenberg, pointing to Sen". Senators Heidi Heitkamp (ND) and Joe Manchin (WVA) may separate from their herd, too.
President Trump, unsurprisingly, gave praise to Kavanaugh, deeming that "his testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting". "He kept saying "thank you" and "I'm sorry" and wasn't taking into account what his actions would be doing to millions of people and what this means for everyone".