For the FBI to thoroughly investigate professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the agency needs the White House to request it—and the Trump administration does not seem inclined to kickstart the process.
According to a Monday Bloomberg report, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are clamoring for the investigation, but the FBI says it cannot go forward without the request.
Despite the seemingly scant evidence, the FBI is accustomed to finding information with little to go on, should they ever get the go ahead.
“You can go get yearbooks and start interviewing high school classmates,” former senior FBI agent and Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund president Ronald Hosko told Bloomberg. “For creative-minded FBI people, they can generate leads all day long.”