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."
Statement from President @realDonaldTrump:
“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 28, 2018
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.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 28, 2018
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.
NEWS: Senate Judiciary Cmte Republicans call on the Trump administration to instruct the FBI to do a supplementary background investigation into Kavanaugh.
Must be finished a week from today. pic.twitter.com/1LsTZG2nMI
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 28, 2018
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:
Trump, asked about the FBI investigating the Kavanaugh allegation, falsely says, "the FBI really doesn't do that."
The president can order the FBI to investigate. Bush did this with Anita Hill. Plus, Bloomberg reports the FBI never told Trump it doesn't want to be involved. pic.twitter.com/E1duiy9ovd
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 19, 2018
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