I think somebody is yanking us.
Courtesy of NYT:
The FBI has received no new instructions from the White House about how to proceed with its weeklong investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a senior U.S. official and another source familiar with the matter tell NBC News.
According to the sources, the president’s Saturday night tweet saying he wants the FBI to interview whoever agents deem appropriate has not changed the limits imposed by the White House counsel’s office on the FBI investigation — including a specific witness list that does not include Julie Swetnick, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school.
Also not on the list, the sources say, are former classmates who have contradicted Kavanaugh’s account of his college alcohol consumption, instead describing him as a frequent, heavy drinker. The FBI is also not authorized to interview high school classmates who could shed light on what some people have called untruths in Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony about alleged sexual references in his high school yearbook.
The sources said nothing would preclude the FBI from asking Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge, who is on the witness list, about Swetnick’s allegations, but the sources stressed that this is not a top priority.
Separately, a White House official made clear that the White House is the client in this process. This is not an FBI criminal investigation — it is a background investigation in which the FBI is acting on behalf of the White House. Procedurally, the White House does not allow the FBI to investigate as it sees fit, the official acknowledged; the White House sets the parameters.
Trump tweeted yesterday that the earlier story by the New York Times was incorrect and that the FBI could “interview anyone they deem appropriate.”
However, that has clearly not happened.
NEW: FBI has not responded to requests from Christine Blasey Ford to do an interview. “We have not heard from the FBI, despite repeated efforts to speak with them,” her lawyer, Debra S. Katz, told me, when asked.
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) September 30, 2018
Michael Avenatti and his client have not been contacted as of yet either.
Still waiting for a response to this. Still waiting for the FBI to contact me or my client. https://t.co/flU6U0O2Yz
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 30, 2018
Okay, so all we have heard so far is that the FBI has made contact with Deborah Ramirez. the woman whose face Kavanaugh stuck his dick into, and nobody else. Is that right?
According to the updated New York Times story the FBI is still not allowed to contact the Safeway that Kavanaugh pal Mark Judge worked at to get an idea of his work schedule, nor are they allowed to investigate why Kavanaugh’s description of his drinking habits in college contradict those shared by his schoolmates.
Those would seem to be areas that would clear up a whole lot of questions so why wouldn’t those areas be part of the investigation?
Or is THAT perhaps the very reason they are off limits?
When Trump heard that people were questioning this investigation, he quickly responded with yet another tweet.
Wow! Just starting to hear the Democrats, who are only thinking Obstruct and Delay, are starting to put out the word that the “time” and “scope” of FBI looking into Judge Kavanaugh and witnesses is not enough. Hello! For them, it will never be enough – stay tuned and watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018
Yeah, it’s the Democrats that are the problem here.
If this whole thing is going to be a giant coverup, it is up to all of us to call it out as a giant coverup.
And that is exactly what we are going to do.