FBI Chief: ‘Usual Process Was Followed’ For Kavanaugh Background Investigation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in attendance at Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that the bureau’s background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope, following precedent for similar investigations.

The FBI head declined to say who at the bureau had made the decision to not interview Kavanaugh, his accuser Christine Blasey Ford or other potential witnesses as part of the investigation. He also declined to say whether the FBI looked into allegations that Kavanaugh had lied during his testimony before Congress.

“Our investigation here, our supplemental update to the previous background investigation, was limited in scope and that is consistent with the standard process for such investigations going back quite a long ways,” Wray said.


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  1. Has there ever before been a SCOTUS candidate accused of such unsober and indecent behavior? In what way was this case usual?


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