From the very moment that allegations of sexual misconduct arose against Brett Kavanaugh, the esteemed judge was in total denial.
Kavanaugh himself lamented his inability to clear his name sooner than during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, and did so with a gusto that many in the mainstream media criticized as ill-tempered and angry. At the end of the two-day ordeal, an FBI probe was in its infancy and Brett Kavanaugh’s dreams of reaching the Supreme Court were put on hold temporarily.
Then, as expected, the democrats grew angry regarding the scope of the FBI’s investigation into Kavanaugh, hoping to corral in a number of accusers, several not yet deemed credible, into speaking with the high-level spooks. At first republicans resisted. Now, however, that seems to be changing.
The New York Times reported on Monday that the White House gave authorization to expand the investigation from an initial limited list of witnesses, provided that the review is completed by the end of the week.
The FBI has already spoken with the four individuals it had been given permission to speak to, the newspaper reported.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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.
While some will surely cry out against this apparent “caving” by the White House, we must remember that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony has yet to be corroborated by a single witness, including those who she herself named as being present. There is little doubt that the FBI will receive that same storyline upon the second questioning of those named by Dr. Ford.
As for the other accusers, time will tell as to whether or not any of their claims will come to be anywhere near the truth, especially given the outrageous nature of them.