Last night NBC reported that the FBI would limited on who they would be allowed to question on the reopened Brett Kavanaugh background checks….
I did NOT do a post on this then because I could NOT see how such a order would been seen in the media and by Senate lawmakers….
This morning I see that no limit will be placed on the Bureau to investigate claims of sexual misconduct by several women…
President Donald Trump announced late Saturday that the White House had placed no limitation on the FBI’s ability to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion,” Trump tweeted in response to an NBC News report citing multiple people familiar with the process who said the White House was limiting the scope of the reopened background investigation of Kavanaugh.
While the FBI will examine the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the bureau had not been permitted to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, who has accused Kavanaugh of engaging in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in the 1980s, those people familiar with the investigation told NBC News.
A White House official had confirmed earlier Saturday that Swetnick’s claims would not be pursued as part of the reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh. Trump described that as incorrect in a tweet late Saturday. The Wall Street Journal had also reported that Swetnick’s allegations would not be investigated.
Trump said the FBI had “free rein” in the investigation….
Democrats on the FBI background checks reopened for Kavanaugh….
Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary panels are questioning the scope of an FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying a limited inquiry could taint his appointment and open the door for future probes.
“I hope the FBI has free hands over the next week to investigate, and that certainly means to call in all the relevant witnesses,” Representative Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”