Deborah Ramirez spoke to the FBI and provided the bureau with the names of witnesses to back up her claim of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, CNN reported Sunday, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter.
Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself and approached her with his genitals out at a college party, the New Yorker first reported a week ago.
Multiple outlets have reported that the White House has set strict boundaries for the FBI’s background investigation into misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, with the New York Times reporting Saturday that Ramirez was one of just four witnesses the bureau would be speaking to.
It’s unclear whether the FBI would be able interview additional witnesses, perhaps with the White House’s permission, should the need arise.
Trump on Saturday said that he wanted the bureau “to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion,” only for NBC News to report after that statement that, according to unnamed people familiar with the probe, the White House’s limitations had not changed.
Trump then appeared to defend the White House-imposed boundaries in a new tweet Sunday.