Despite Perjury Allegations, FBI Ignored Leads Relating To Kavanaugh’s Drinking

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Although Brett Kavanaugh appeared to mislead senators about his past drinking habits, the FBI did not probe the issue.

Numerous people have raised concerns over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court — not because of alleged sexual misconduct from decades past but because the nominee appears to have perjured himself multiple times during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Kavanaugh told the committee that he never drank to the point of blacking out or experiencing memory lapse, though he did admit to having “too much to drink” on occasion.

According to The New York Times, the FBI did not consider Kavanaugh’s drinking habits during its investigation into the allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez — each of whom claim the judge sexually assaulted them during his high school and college years, respectively.

The Times reported that an official briefed on the review “said the bureau focused on the incidents described by Dr. Blasey and Ms. Ramirez but did not go out of its way to pursue broader questions about Judge Kavanaugh’s drinking during high school and college.”

> Judge Kavanaugh told the committee last week that while he sometimes drank too much beer, he never blacked out. Former classmates have since come forward to say he misled the committee about the extent of his drinking.

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