Trump Says He Will Order FBI to Reopen Kavanaugh Background Check – That’s ‘Limited in Scope’

 
 
President Donald Trump has announced he will reverse weeks of refusals and order the FBI to conduct a "supplemental" background check on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

But it's how far the investigation will be allowed to go is what some are already concerned about. The White House has stated it will be "limited in scope," and there's a time limit: "less than one week."

Earlier this afternoon top Republican Senate leaders met with several Senators who have threatened to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination unless the FBI was ordered to reopen the judge' background check.

After the meeting, which presumably included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Whip John Cornyn, and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, the Judiciary Committee issued a statement announcing agreement to requesting the FBI investigation.

Notable in the Judiciary Committee's statement is this phrase: "credible allegations."

Here's President Trump insisting the FBI doesn't do these types of investigations:

 

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