FBI accused of ‘fake’ Brett Kavanaugh background investigation : politics

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is accusing the FBI of possibly “faking” the 2018 background check into allegations against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a senior member of the judiciary committee, has called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to aid congressional oversight into the investigation by the agency.

In a letter to Mr Garland last week, the senator accused the agency of carrying out a “politically-constrained and perhaps fake” investigation into Mr Kavanaugh ahead of his Senate confirmation, The Guardian first reported.

Mr Whitehouse’s letter alleges that some witnesses who wanted to share their accounts with the agency “could find no one at the Bureau willing to accept their testimony.”

The letter claims that when “members made inquiries we faced the same experience: the FBI had assigned no person to accept or gather evidence.”

“It cannot and should not be the policy of the FBI to not follow up on serious allegations of misconduct during background check investigations,” Mr Whitehouse concludes.

There were credible reports of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, and the FBI ran a sham investigation that didn’t even allow witnesses to share their accounts. And now he’s sitting in the highest court in this country.

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