Under pressure from Democrats and some GOP senators, the White House shifted gears and authorized the FBI to interview anyone it deems necessary in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh according to the New York Times.
Previously, the administration had authorized the FBI to interview only the first two Kavanaugh accusers, leading to charges that the White House was trying to “micromanage” the investigation.
The only stipulation from the White House was that the FBI conclude its investigation within a week.
The Times report came shortly after President Trump insisted at a press conference that he wanted a “comprehensive investigation” of the claims against Kavanaugh, as long as it’s completed quickly.
“I think the FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer,” Trump told reporters during a press conference announcing a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
“Now with that being said, I’d like it go quickly,” he continued. “And the reason I’d like it to go quickly — very simple, so simple — because it’s unfair to [Kavanaugh] at this point.”
This investigation should only take a few days because there is no “evidence” for the FBI to collect or examine. I don’t see what’s being accomplished other than allowing politicians to cover their asses.