The FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh was a sham

Janie

The FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh turns out to be more of a sham than it seemed

In September 2018, as the battle over the confirmation of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court raged, then-Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) struck a deal. Mr. Flake would delay confirming Mr. Kavanaugh until the FBI completed an investigation into credible allegations of sexual misconduct — but the investigation couldn’t be open-ended or last ages. Despite these caveats, both senators insisted that the inquiry must be conducted in good faith. Mr. Flake said, “It does no good to have an investigation that gives us more cover.” Mr. Coons declared that “the FBI needs to be allowed to pursue all reasonable investigatory steps.” GOP senators who subsequently voted to confirm Mr. Kavanaugh praised the resulting investigation for being thorough.

Now comes additional evidence that the investigation was, in fact, far from thorough and more of a sham than it seemed at the time. Reasonable investigative steps were not pursued.

the FBI interviewed practically no one regarding one of the allegations against Mr. Kavanaugh, in which one of his Yale classmates, Deborah Ramirez, said Mr. Kavanaugh drunkenly exposed himself to her.

This investigative shoddiness was apparently the fault not of the FBI but of Republicans looking for the cover Mr. Flake had claimed he did not want.

At first, they limited the FBI to questioning only four people about two separate allegations. Agents eventually got an expansion of the number of people they could contact — they interviewed 10 — but not an extension of their deadline: a mere week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted that the Senate would vote within days. Under these pressures and limitations, the FBI interviewed few and turned in its report early.

The Senate got a woefully incomplete report. Republicans got their cover.

The Justice Department Office of the Inspector General should investigate exactly what marching orders the FBI got and when, and how its agents responded.

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Prim Rose

We knew it at the time! There was no real investigation. And the FBI admitted they didn't speak alone with kav and his accusers.

Disgusting pow sitting, for life, on the SC.

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queenmargo

More left wing nonsense.

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Carro


dadj47

You spelled "shame" wrong in the OP title. Kavanaugh already had 6 or 7 FBI background checks prior to any of this smear campaign nonsense.

You're welcome.

I think the OP meant to say the witch hunt was a SHAM.

psst...they think we don't see through their latest Kavanaugh smear...and we don't smell their FEAR.

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Carro


queenmargo

More left wing nonsense.

By the Left's rules, AOC and Omar should be impeached! Let's admit they've got credible allegations of let's see...campaign fund violations, illegal marriages, tax fraud, student loan fraud and immigration fraud.

Let's impeach the squad!

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cattyles

HT has become badly cliched pulp fiction.

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queenmargo

HT has become badly cliched pulp fiction.

I guess you like badly cliched pulp fiction then as you still are here;)

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Eat Well

Another thread that shows we are through the Trump looking glass. An opinion of a vetted editorial board for a national newspaper is nonsense. Weird pictures and tacky coffee mugs are wisdom.

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Joaniepoanie

What FEAR would that be Carro? The right would be singing a different tune if the same charges were against a Dem appointee. And that’s across the board for everything this administration has done.

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queenmargo

The left will eventually cancel and remove everything due to some form of being offended or non inclusive. They live in a Randy Rainbow world.

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Janie

I think the OP meant to say the witch hunt was a SHAM.

No, you are wrong

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Jenn TheCaLLisComingFromInsideTheHouse(5)

...Illegal marriages?


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catkinZ8a

CONGRESS

Judiciary chairman throws cold water on Kavanaugh impeachment

Jerry Nadler says the committee is too busy 'impeaching the president' to consider investigating the Supreme Court justice.

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Delilah66

“By the Left's rules, AOC and Omar should be impeached! Let's admit they've got credible allegations of let's see...campaign fund violations, illegal marriages, tax fraud, student loan fraud and immigration fraud.

Let's impeach the squad!”

Bahahahaha! But Obama told Clinton to do it after Putin got the pee tape. Then Rep Cummings cleaned up Kushner’s sh!tholes and ivinky represented the US at the G7 meeting.

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Janie

By the way, welcome to Hot Topics dadj47

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dandyfopp

I posted at the time and its just as obvious now.. an innocent man wants a complete and thorough investigation to clear his name for himself and his family,

Brett should have insisted on that and it didn't happen. Why?


It didn't happen because the allegations were true.


Brett could have a body count and it was never going to matter to these people.


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adoptedbyhounds

"It didn't happen because the allegations were true."

Unprovable accusations are a Democrat staple these days. When you can't prove wrongdoing, make a vicious accusation anyway. The MSM will promote your phony narrative, no matter how preposterous it is. Pee Tapes anyone?


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Kathy

The GOP was going to pass Kav come hell or high water. After all he was instrumental in swinging the election to Bush when he worked with the SC to stop the hand counts. He deserved a reward. They knew he was a loyal GOP stooge.

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dandyfopp

Not interested in your pee tapes ABH.



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adoptedbyhounds

Not interested in your pee tapes ABH.

LOL! Of course you're not. Not now. They were only of interest as long as Americans believed the "dossier" was real intelligence, rather than the paid work of a former foreign spy and anti-Trump supporter being paid by the FBI and (indirectly) the DNC. You would never have known this if not for President Donald Trump's election. So grateful for his extraordinary ability to turn the tables on the most seasoned political operatives. The Dems keep recycling failed conspiracies, so perhaps you'll take renewed interest in those Pee Tapes yet.

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HU9999

Only the kool aid drinkers thought the investigation was thorough. The kool aid must be getting stronger based on comments here.

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dandyfopp

Not interested in any Donnie Dew either ABH.

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Edwin Alberts

How is that NOBODY said the Hillary investigation was a sham - how come?

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Pretty hard to prove anything when you're prevented from doing a full, thorough investigation...

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catkinZ8a

Welcome, 'Edwin Alberts'!

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