Friday Press Sectary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement on behalf of President Trump via tweet, announcing that the FBI would investigate the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The directive according to the statement said the investigation would be “limited in scope,” and needs “completed in less than one week.”
On Saturday as the News Blender reported via NBC News, sources told them the “limited scope,” did not include allegations from the third accuser Julie Swetnick, who claims that she witnessed Judge Kavanaugh mistreat women while drunk, stating in her sworn declaration that she saw Kavanaugh “engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls.”
Saturday @ 10:49 p.m. President Trump via tweet called NBC News’ report “incorrect,” stating that he wants the FBI “to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion.” He adds that he also wanted NBC News to “please correct your reporting!”
On Sunday NBC News, updated the original story stating that according to officials, President Trump’s tweet “has not changed the limits imposed by the White House,” nor did it change the witness list provided to the FBI, which according to The New York Times included just four people.
On Monday during President Trump’s announcement of the new trade deal with Canada as the News Blender reported, he took questions from reporters including questions about the FBI investigation into accusations against Judge Kavanaugh. He once again stated that the FBI should investigate within reason, whoever they “deem appropriate.”
Below is a video montage via the New York Times of President Trump’s statements on Judge Kavanaugh and the FBI investigation taken from Monday’s presser.
The New York Times is reporting that according to “two people briefed on the matter,” The White House has sent a new directive to the FBI authorizing them to, “expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week.”
For what it’s worth: CNN reported Monday, that the FBI has interviewed Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser, Deborah Ramirez on Sunday afternoon. Ramirez alleges that while both she and Kavanaugh attended Yale, he exposed himself to her, by removing his pants and placing his penis in her face. She says the event took place while attending a party where they both were drinking.
The FBI is not investigating the allegations as a criminal matter instead this is a background check investigation.