"Even the American Bar Association, which has previously rated Judge Kavanaugh as "well qualified" has called for an FBI investigation, where we could learn more information and other potential witnesses could be interviewed", Donnelly said.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the panel's top Democrat, wrote to White House counsel Donald McGahn and FBI Director Christopher Wray and asked that the committee be provided with a copy of the written directive the White House sent to the FBI, as well as the names of any additional witnesses or evidence if the probe is expanded.
Judge has written several books, including one titled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", and another titled "God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling".
Appearing at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston, Flake said on Monday that he wants the FBI to conduct a "real investigation" and not one that "just gives us more cover".
"I watched those senators on the Democrat side, and I thought it was a disgrace, partially because I know them", he said. Last week, Capitol Hill and the nation were riveted by testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were both in high school.
Durbin was among the Senate Democrats pushing aggressively for an investigation at a high-wattage Judiciary Committee hearing last week with Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Noting that Ford did not remember in what house the incident allegedly occurred, or how she left the gatheringand got back home, Mitchell said "her inability to remember this detail raises significant questions".
Ms Ford, a California college professor, was not questioned as part of a criminal proceeding but in the confirmation process.
"I don't think we're going to find anything new from this supplemental FBI investigation to take Jeff from yes to no", he said. Kavanaugh denies that as well.
On Monday, Collins said she is "confident that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will follow up on any leads that result from the interviews" when asked if the senator is satisfied with the scope of the inquiry.
Kavanaugh has denied assaulting Ford. His critics have expressed concern that he lied about his drinking habits.
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The poll found that 42 percent of adults said they believed the accusations, including about the same number of men and women. The source noted that it was not a final list and that they were leaving open the possibility of additional witnesses.
He added: "Sometimes I had too many beers, sometimes others did".
The true test for Flake would come once the full Senate votes on the Kavanaugh nomination in the coming days, Walsh said.
Trump and Senate Republicans on Friday announced they'd agreed to a limited, weeklong investigation in allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
The FBI has been asked to complete an investigation against Judge Kavanaugh, who is facing allegations of sexual assault from at least three women.
"Right now the FBI is investigating, and that's a good thing", Flake said. "And that should be the scope of it", Graham said.
Some Democratic members of Congress have accused the White House of stopping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses.
Republicans control 51 seats in the closely divided 100-member Senate and can not afford to lose more than one vote on confirmation.
In a separate report, NBC quoted a senior United States official and a second source as saying the limits imposed by the White House on the inquiry remained in place, despite Trump's tweet.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had gathered Judiciary Committee Republicans in his office earlier. At that time, the scope of the investigation was requested by Flake, Collins and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said McConnell's spokesman Don Stewart. That woman did not identify Kavanaugh as an assailant. He denies all the claims.
Mitchell also points out Ford claimed to want to keep her story confidential, but called the tipline at the Washington Post even before her claim was presented to Sen.
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