Trump: FBI Won’t Investigate Kavanaugh Allegation Because It’s ‘Not Their Thing’

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September 18, 2018 1:14 p.m.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the FBI is not following up on professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because “this is not really their thing.”

“I don’t think the FBI should really be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump said. “If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that. But they say this is not really their thing. I think politically speaking, the senators will do a very good job.”

According to a Bloomberg report, the FBI requires a request from the White House to conduct a follow-up investigation on the accusation.

The White House and Department of Justice, on the other hand, argue that it’s not the FBI’s job.

Senate Democrats are clamoring for the investigation, but the White House and Republican senators have been dismissive.

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