Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has urged the FBI to extend its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to include a look at possible coordination by Democrats and lawyers representing women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
“What Senate Democrats really want is more time to smear Judge Kavanaugh, regardless of the toll it takes on his wife, his daughters, and our country,” Cassidy wrote in an op-ed published on Breitbart.
President Trump ordered FBI investigation on Friday following pressure from senators, and asked that it take no more than one week. The investigation follows testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee from Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school, and by Kavanaugh, who has denied all allegations.
Kavanaugh during the hearing also accused Democrats of waging a smear campaign against him in order to thwart his nomination, and said he believes he is a victim of those who seek “revenge on behalf of the Clintons.”
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