The White House on Thursday morning skimped on the details of what’s included in the FBI report on its investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, but said the probe “addressed” the Senate’s questions and refuted reporting that the White House was largely controlling of the scope of the probe.
“The President and the White House are firmly behind Brett Kavanaugh. We believe that all the Senate’s questions have been addressed through this supplemental FBI investigation,” Shah told CNN Thursday morning, addressing questions about why the White House doesn’t just nominate a different, untainted judge to the Supreme Court.
“The White House didn’t micro-manage the FBI,” he continued. “The FBI has done what it does. They’re trained professionals, and we applaud them for doing their jobs in this background investigation.”
Shah’s comments come amid reports that the White House did not give the FBI authority to interview Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh and several other key witnesses who have been identified by accusers and could allegedly corroborate allegations.
WH: All of the senators questions were answered in the FBI investigation pic.twitter.com/5CwBYWHHt5
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 4, 2018