With the expectation that its investigation will conclude by Wednesday, the FBI still has not interviewed dozens of people with potential information regarding seuxal assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to NBC News.
> The bureau is expected to wrap up its expanded background investigation as early as Wednesday into two allegations against Kavanaugh — one from Christine Blasey Ford and the other from Deborah Ramirez.
> But sources close to the investigation, as well as a number of people who know those involved, say the FBI has not contacted dozens of potential corroborators or character witnesses.
Of the more than 40 individuals, more than 20 are people who know Kavanaugh or Ramirez — the judge’s second accuser who alleges he exposed himself to her while the two attended Yale — and none of them have heard back from the FBI.
> Ramirez’s attorney, John Clune, tweeted Tuesday that the FBI "is not conducting — or not being permitted to conduct — a serious investigation." Clune added, "We are not aware of the FBI affirmatively reaching out to any of those witnesses."
Another group of people, nearly 20 NBC News reported, have potential information to share regarding Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during high school.
Ford’s attorneys said as of Tuesday she still had not been interviewed by federal investigators and received “no response” after reaching out to the FBI.
> Her team also submitted to the FBI a list of nearly 20 people to turn to, including the polygraph examiner who interviewed Ford, her therapist and friends she confided in about the allegation. According to people familiar with the names on the list, none of them have yet been interviewed by the FBI.
Investigators reportedly have spoken with three of Kavanaugh’s high school classmates — Mark Judge, who Ford alleged was in the room during her assault; Tim Gaudette; and Chris Garrett — though none of his former Yale classmates, apart from Ramirez, are known to have been interviewed.