PULL QUOTE: If all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump cannot afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with vice-president Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote Washington — Days after being ordered to look into sexual misconduct allegations against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the FBI has talked with his high school friend Mark Judge, but the interview is not complete, his attorney said on Monday. University professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Judge was a witness when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982 when they were high school students in Maryland. Judge has denied Ford’s allegations. Kavanaugh has also denied her accusations, as well as those of two other women, while accusing Democrats of a political “hit”. Members of the senate judiciary committee voted on Friday in favour of Kavanaugh’s nomination, but a full Senate vote on his confirmation was delayed for a week after President Donald Trump bowed to pre...

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