There is very little to worry about by allowing the FBI to investigate allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, if you are Republicans, unless you are afraid of what they may find. However, there are those who say that an investigation by the FBI, which only President Trump can order, would delay the confirmation of Kavanaugh much too long.
Tom Fuentes, a former FBI assistant director tells USA Today that this is not at all the case.
“They could assign 100 agents to this and be done in two days,” Fuentes explained.
Former White House associate counsel Sarah Baker takes this further in saying that if President Trump were to request the FBI’s assistance, “This would go straight to the top of priorities,” and “They could have [the investigation] completed by Monday,” when the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the matter is scheduled to take place.
It’s very difficult to imagine any reason why the GOP and Trump wouldn’t want the FBI looking into this matter unless they are afraid of what the FBI may happen to find. If an investigation can be completed in a matter of days, like Fuentes and Baker claim, that would give much more credence to the Republican’s argument that Kavanaugh is a “good guy”, if in fact the FBI finds Ford’s allegations not to be true.
Even if the FBI could not reach a conclusion on the allegations, at least it would allow for a fair vote, knowing that all witnesses and evidence was properly reviewed in the case.
As of now, however, it does not appear that Republicans will push President Trump to ask the FBI to investigate the allegations.