President Donald Trump’s administration has not asked the FBI to investigate the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh groped and sexually assaulted a woman when they were in high school, a request required for the bureau to take further action, Bloomberg reported on Monday citing two people familiar with the matter.
Bloomberg reports that the FBI’s initial background investigation into Kavanaugh was completed before Christine Blasey Ford, 51, came forward with the allegation.
The FBI said it was first informed of the new allegation on Sept. 12 and said that it had updated Kavanaugh’s file to include the new information.
“The FBI is basically working for the White House,” Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ronald Hosko explained to Bloomberg. “Their job is to dig into the details and let the White House counsel know if there is derogatory information.”
“You can go get yearbooks and start interviewing high school classmates,” he added. “For creative-minded FBI people, they can generate leads all day long.”
Trump, on Monday, was asked if he would withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“What a ridiculous question,” the president replied.
“He is somebody very special,” Trump told reporters.
“He is one of the great intellects and one of the finest people that anyone has known,” Trump claimed.