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WASHINGTON — President Trump, ceding to a request from Senate Republican leaders facing an insurrection in their ranks, ordered the F.B.I. on Friday to reopen a background investigation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, his nominee to the Supreme Court, and examine the allegations of sexual assault that have been made against him.

The announcement plunged Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination into new turmoil after a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill, and will delay, by as much as a week, a final confirmation vote. It came only 24 hours after the judge and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, each gave emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that led many Republicans to think Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation was inevitable.

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But according to a person familiar with the matter, the allegations made by Deborah Ramirez, a former Yale classmate of Judge Kavanaugh’s, will be investigated along with those made by Dr. Blasey.

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10 thoughts on “Trump Agrees to Open ‘Limited’ F.B.I. Investigation Into Accusations Against Kavanaugh

  1. We’ll now see how much the FBI is in Trump’s pocket. I fear he may have far too much influence over what the FBI may “discover” here. We’ll see, but if Callous Kavey gets on that bench, something is truly rotten in the state of MAGA.

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    • The FBI is in Trump’s pocket? Splain that one to me, Lucy – lol! Trump hates the FBI and DOJ because he fears they could bring down his dictatorship… err, I mean presidency. Remember the Mueller investigation?

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      • I don’t think it is, but if Trump dictates what can and can not be investigated here, something is wrong. Wray should determine the length this investigation may take based on what is discovered, not Trump and the GOP Senate. What happens if more time is needed based on what is found? My guess is the investigation will be told to stop anyway. The WH should not be dictating the terms of an FBI investigation. So, if that situation comes up, and it might, what happens then will be quite interesting to observe. I’ve become very pessimistic in the workings of our gov’t. Trump IS trying to control every branch and every organization in it. He has obviously not done that. Yet. If Rosenstein resigns or is fired, I’m entirely unconvinced Trump will not be able to squeeze the Mueller investigation into oblivion. Will he succeed? He shouldn’t be able to, but I’m no longer certain he can’t do it. I don’t know what will happen, but my confidence in the workings of our gov’t is extremely shaky. My pessimism obviously taints this. Thus, I’m only making wild speculations at this point, and I deeply hope I’m wrong. I’m very much afraid our form of gov’t may well be coming to an end. The coming midterms will tell me a lot. If the republicans maintain total control, bad, bad times are ahead. But. I’m probably wrong. I’m still here, and still fighting not only my own pessimism but that of a few friends of mine who I’m desperately trying to get to VOTE! A good technique for the “my vote doesn’t count” excuse, I’ve found, is asking telling the person saying to to ask a Trump voter whether or not they feel their vote didn’t/ doesn’t matter. I got one commitment from a gal I know to vote with that one. That’s one more vote at least.

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        • Agree, agree, agree! Your concerns are well founded, and whether or not America’s form of government can survive Trumpski is completely up in the air.

          Regarding the new FBI investigation, Rosenstein came out this morning and said one week is not sufficient time to conduct a thorough investigation. However, Trump’s ability to control what is and what is not investigated is limited to the general scope of the FBI’s instruction – i.e. the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.

          Your get-out-the-vote tactic is brilliant! I’m going to remember that.

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        • The WH should not be dictating the terms of an FBI investigation.

          The WH should not be dictating a LOT of things, but since tRumpsky came into power, this hasn’t been the case.

          I often wonder how things will be if … hopefully WHEN … the Democrats get more control. Let the dog and cat fight begin!

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    • Trump and the GOP leadership are intent on getting their man, but what happened over the last two days in the U.S. Senate was no charade. I watched almost all of it, and it was palpably real and raw. Republicans thought they had secured enough votes to confirm Kavanaugh, and then Jeff Flake very emotionally changed his mind. The last thing Kavanaugh supporters wanted to see is a new FBI investigation, and now they will see one.

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