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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/AP via pool)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/AP via pool)
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The fast-moving story around embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh continues to unfold.

An FBI investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both in high school is expected to wrap us this week — and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects there will be a vote to confirm him as early as this week.

Meanwhile, President Trump, who had been somewhat restrained in his comments about all this, shifted course Tuesday at a political rally in Mississippi, where he mocked Ford.

" 'I had one beer!' Right?" he said to supporters at the rally as they cheered and laughed. "How'd you get home? 'I don't remember.' How'd you get there? 'I don't remember.' Where is the place? 'I don't remember.' How many years ago was it? 'I don't know. I don't know. I don't know!' "

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — all key swing votes in this nomination fight — criticized the president, with Collins calling his comments "just plain wrong."

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Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics. He tweets @sahilkapur. 

This segment aired on October 3, 2018.

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