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FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation: Full Facts, No Spin

FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation: Full Facts, No Spin

President Donald Trump ordered the FBI on Friday afternoon to reopen the background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the accusation at the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, saying he was a victim of "grotesque and obvious character assassination".

While we don't know whether Manchin will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Democrat did say he supports an FBI investigation.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about an FBI investigation on Friday.

Swetnick has claimed, in a sworn statement, that Kavanaugh and Judge engaged in lewd behavior with young women at high school parties, and alleged the two placed drugs or alcohol in punch in order to inebriate women so they could be "gang raped" by other partygoers. According to the report, officials who spoke to NBC on the condition of anonymity "characterized the White House instructions as a significant constraint on the FBI investigation and caution that such a limited scope, while not unusual in normal circumstances, may make it hard to pursue additional leads in a case in which a Supreme Court nominee has been accused of sexual assault". "That's bad enough, but then to limit the Federal Bureau of Investigation as to the scope and who they're going to question?"

The committee then voted, again along party lines, to decide on Kavanaugh's nomination at 1:30 p.m.

The White House counsel's office has reportedly provided FBI investigators with a list of witnesses they are permitted to interview as part of the week-long probe, sources within the administration told NBC on the condition of anonymity.

Hirono was referring to the accounts brought forward by Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick, who have leveled sexual assault or misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh stemming from his high school to his college years.




Ramirez contacted several former classmates to ask if they recalled the incident and said she couldn't be sure it was Kavanaugh.

"We have not heard anything from the FBI, and with each passing hour, I'm growing increasingly concerned that this is a sham of an investigation".

The FBI will contact every person connected to the accusations, take statements, and look for discrepancies in what they say.

In his comments about Ford's testimony, Trump said, "certainly she was a very credible witness". Swetnick is one of the women who has publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

In a fiery opening statement to address Ford's allegations against him before the Senate Judiciary committee Thursday, Kavanaugh denied all allegations against him.

Ford testified that Kavanaugh and a friend pulled her into a bedroom at a house party when they were teenagers. They will present the evidence gathered in a report that will be reviewed by the White House and the Senate.

The first of Kavanaugh's accusers, Dr. Christine Ford, provided a list of witnesses to corroborate her claim. "They'll be doing things that we have never even thought of", Trump said as he left the White House for a trip to West Virginia.

Comey also took aim at the process, calling it "deeply flawed" and reasoning that if "truth were the only goal, there would be no clock, and the investigation wouldn't have been sought after the Senate Judiciary Committee already endorsed the nominee". "This is just completely made up, or at least not me", Kavanaugh told the committee, according to transcripts. "They should be looking at anything they think is credible within this limited scope".

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