According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI is expecting to finish its "expanded" background investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday night or Wednesday.
"Agents had interviewed at least four key people as of Tuesday in its background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh," WSJ reports, with a deadline from the White House of Friday to wrap up the probe. But Mitch McConnell wants to force the vote this week, meaning the probe would have to be completed by Wednesday, so there you go. Apparently McConnell is running this show.
That means that potentially dozens of witnesses with information relevant to Kavanaugh's character and actions are not being interviewed. That includes the witnesses Deborah Ramirez provided to agents to corroborate her allegations, according to her attorney. "Though we appreciated the agents who responded on Sunday," he tweeted, "we have great concern that the FBI is not conducting—or not being permitted to conduct—a serious investigation."
Likewise, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has not been interviewed. Her attorneys have written to FBI Director Christopher Wray and FBI General Counsel Dana Boente to express their concerns. "This afternoon, we learned of media reports that the FBI does not intend to interview either Dr. Ford or Judge Kavanaugh," they write. "It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh, or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you." They asked to speak with Wray or Boente on Wednesday afternoon.
This is surely not the investigation Republican Sens. Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins thought they were getting. It's not even the expanded background check pussy-grabber-in-chief Donald Trump said he was authorizing. This "investigation" is such a sham, not even Flake or Collins could believe they could convincingly use it as cover for their yes vote.