Dem Sen. Whitehouse Asks DOJ to Conduct Full Review of FBI’s “Fake” Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
In the 4 years that he was President, Donald Trump placed 3 justices on the Supreme Court. All of the nominations were controversial.
Neal Gorsuch was placed after a majority Republican senate refused to vote on Merrick Garland’s nomination. Amy Coney Barrett was rushed to the court shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A number of GOP lawmakers went back on their word that they wouldn’t vote for a nominee in an election year.
And Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination was the most controversial of all. The justice was accused of sexual assault by a woman named Christine Blasey-Ford. After the FBI conducted a less than thorough investigation, Kavanaugh was placed on the court.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is now asking that the Department of Justice conduct a full review of the “fake” investigation into Kavanaugh.
The Rhode Island lawmaker sent a letter about the matter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. “This was unique behavior in my experience,” he wrote, “as the Bureau is usually amenable to information and evidence; but in this matter the shutters were closed, the drawbridge drawn up, and there was no point of entry by which members of the public or Congress could provide information to the FBI.”
Whitehouse also called into question a tip-line the FBI had set up for witnesses. He continued, “This ‘tip line’ appears to have operated more like a garbage chute, with everything that came down the chute consigned without review to the figurative dumpster.”
As of now, it is unclear if the DOJ will begin an investigation.