President Donald Trump says he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation of the sexual assault accusations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Speaking at a White House Rose Garden event Monday, Trump told reporters that he continues to support Kavanaugh. But he also wants the FBI to investigate the charges from Christine Blasey Ford and as many as two other accusers.
Kavanaugh has strongly denied the allegations, but the Senate directed the FBI to investigate them for up to a week.
Trump said he wants the FBI probe “to be comprehensive.” He also denied reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the probe, saying, “my White House is doing whatever the senators want.” “The FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer,” Trump said. “interview anybody that they want within reason.”
Trump said the one thing he wants is speed, because drawing it out is “unfair” to Kavanaugh’s family.
Trump said he’d be fine with the FBI interviewing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as it investigates allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
The president said he thinks Kavanaugh spoke “very conclusively” and “very well” during his testimony last week, but says he was surprised by how vocal Kavanaugh was describing his alcohol use and how much he likes beer.
The Associated Press wrote this story. The PBS NewsHour produced the video. This story will be updated.