By: Cliff Kincaid
Both sides are claiming the FBI can or will get to the bottom of the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault matter. The Kavanaugh accuser’s backers say she wants a full FBI investigation of her charges, and that a former FBI agent conducted a lie detector test that she passed. Kavanaugh’s backers say the FBI has already conducted a background investigation of Kavanaugh.
The FBI comes out of this controversy as some authoritative source of information about peoples’ personal lives. Isn’t that convenient for a law enforcement agency under fire for its political motives and investigations?
“I strongly support Dr. Ford’s call for an FBI investigation before a hearing is held,” Senate Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer said. “Dr. Ford’s call for the FBI to investigate also demonstrates her confidence that when all the facts are examined by an impartial investigation, her account will be further corroborated and confirmed.”
President Trump countered, “That’s not what they [the FBI] do. They have done now, supposedly, six background checks as Judge Kavanaugh has gone beautifully up a ladder.”