Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.
Two Democratic senators said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court should focus on next month's congressional elections instead of seeking to impeach the new justice.
Trump reiterated that he believes the Senate should decide how broad the FBI's probe of the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh should be. But the FBI's approved list of witnesses had not included accusers Christine Blasey Ford and Julie Swetnick.
Even before Thursday's explosive Senate hearing, popular opinion had already begin tilting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But when it comes to matters before the Senate, popular opinion doesn't count.
Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted down a motion Friday from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to issue a subpoena to Mark Judge, the high school classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Christine Blasely Ford said she had no political motivation for coming forward with claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they were high school students in Maryland.
In a letter to Trump, all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee urged the president to pull Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.
A lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford earlier in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had blasted the idea of having a prosecutor, instead of the committee's members, question her and Kavanaugh.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is in relation to two Freedom of Information Act requests submitted by members of the committee in early August.
In an email, William Burck, a lawyer in the Bush administration now overseeing the production of Kavanaugh's documents, said that he had approved Booker's request to release the documents Wednesday night.
In the exchange, Kavanaugh proposed deleting a line from a draft opinion article that said: "it is widely accepted by legal scholars across the board that Roe v. Wade and its progeny are the settled law of the land."
Sen. Cory Booker has questioned Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings about an email designated "committee confidential," a label that reportedly bars senators from discussing its contents in open session.
The opening minutes of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing include a dramatic call from Democratic senators to adjourn as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley struggles to maintain order.
The push underscores the massive resistance the White House faces for the policy of splitting up families crossing U.S. borders illegally.
Sen. Al Franken plans an announcement Thursday after new allegations and growing calls for his resignation.