FBI Can’t Interview Kavanaugh Or Ford Because It Lacks White House Approval

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The White House reportedly has not given the FBI authority to interview Brett Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford.

The FBI has not interviewed Brett Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, because the White House has not granted authority to do so, according to sources who spoke with Bloomberg.

> Instead, the White House has indicated to the FBI that testimony from Kavanaugh and Ford, who has accused him of attempting to rape her when they were in high school, before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week is sufficient, said the people, who asked to not be identified discussing the sensitive matter.

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) told reporters that lawmakers expect the FBI to deliver its report late Wednesday, with a likely vote on Friday to cut off debate on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

> A tentative plan for viewing the report is that a single copy will be available in a secure room for senators to view starting Thursday morning, at one-hour intervals alternating between Republicans and Democrats, according to a person briefed on the matter.

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> Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Wednesday that the lack of interviews with Ford, Kavanaugh and others “raises serious concerns that this is not a credible investigation and begs the question: What other restrictions has the White House placed on the FBI?”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday on the Senate floor that it is "time to put this embarrassing spectacle behind us."

McConnell previously said he intended to "plow right through" to Kavanaugh's confirmation regardless of accusations against him.

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