The White House is Demanding the FBI Limit the Scope of its Kavanaugh Probe
White House trying to rig FBI investigation to protect Kavanaugh
Trump is doing everything possible to make sure the American public doesn’t get a complete portrait of Brett Kavanaugh.
Frantically trying to save Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, the White House is demanding the FBI limit its new background check of Kavanaugh, which was prompted by last week’s confirmation hearing.
There, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vividly detailed her allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in high school.
But rather than giving the FBI free reign to uncover the truth about allegations of the sexual assault, and to determine whether Kavanaugh lied repeatedly under oath as he testified, the White House is trying to box law enforcement in by drastically limiting the scope.
Law enforcement sources “characterized the White House instructions as a significant constraint on the FBI investigation and caution that such a limited scope, while not unusual in normal circumstances, may make it difficult to pursue additional leads in a case in which a Supreme Court nominee has been accused of sexual assault,” NBC News reported.
The White House has not authorized the FBI to speak with a number of important witnesses, including Julie Swetnick, the woman who submitted a declaration signed under penalty of perjury that Kavanaugh was a part of a group of boys who orchestrated gang rapes in high school.
The FBI is also not authorized to interview Kavanaugh’s former classmates who would contradict his testimony about his heavy drinking in college. Further, the FBI is not authorized to interview former high school classmates who would contradict Kavanaugh’s testimony about certain behavior in high school.
Why does Trump get to tell the FBI how to do — or not do — its job? Because in the case of background checks, the White House is the client and can dictate the terms of the probe.
What that doesn’t do however, is provide a forum to find out the truth about Kavanaugh.
The White House’s damage control comes as more of Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates are coming forward and directly challenging his claims that he didn’t have a drinking problem growing up.
The issue is directly related to Ford’s allegation because she claims Kavanaugh was drunk the night he attacked her.
Chad Ludington, who played basketball for Yale and who socialized with Kavanaugh, planned to deliver a statement to the FBI on Monday, detailing the many times he saw Kavanaugh drink to excess.
“On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer. When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive,” Ludington writes.
“I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”
But will the FBI even read Ludington’s damning account?
The White House is insisting that accounts of Kavanaugh’s drunken college days be kept off limits, according to NBC News.
Meanwhile, another Yale classmate who tried to contact the FBI to corroborate a second claim of sexual assault against Kavanaugh was reportedly given the run-away.
It seems obvious the White House is trying to make sure the fix is in.