Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

President Trump is calling on the FBI to launch an investigation into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

According to a NBC News report, Trump won't allow any investigation into the gang rape allegations brought forward by Julie Swetnick or even allow the FBI to obtain documents related to alleged accomplice Mark Judge's brief tenure as a Safeway bag boy, which would help establish a timeline for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's account.

Trump was forced to order the FBI investigation after Republican Senator Jeff Flake threatened to vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation unless Republicans who control the Senate agreed to the new probe.

A senior GOP leadership aide told CNN that the first key procedural vote on the Senate floor on Kavanaugh's nomination would be no later than Friday and could happen sooner if the FBI wraps up its investigation before then. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well.

"I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file".

Kavanaugh said in a statement Friday that he would continue to cooperate with investigators to clear his name.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018.

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However, Katz appeared to take an issue with the deadline, saying "no artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation".

Separately on Saturday, Whitehouse, a Democrat, said he expects the FBI would provide adequate staffing for Kavanaugh's background investigation, with teams working in parallel to investigate separate allegations.

Swetnick's attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Saturday afternoon that his client had not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation but is willing to fully co-operate with investigators.

Longtime McConnell adviser Scott Jennings said it wouldn't surprise him that the Senate leader would be giving the president his best advice on how to be most helpful, even in direct terms.

"Somebody has got to explain this to Trump", Sen.

Flake was supported by two other Republican moderates, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, both of whom have not announced whether they would support Kavanaugh.

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