After an initial hearing had concluded, multiple sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh emerged, forcing the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold another hearing in which one of the accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was permitted to testify.
After credible testimony from Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh testified again, often coming off as combative and defensive.
Just before the committee was expected to vote him out of committee, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he would only do so with one condition: an FBI investigation before a full senate vote.
One of the conditions for investigation was that it be limited in scope and time. It was these conditions on which Vega was asking for clarification, after growing reports that the FBI investigation is too restricted to matter.
The ONLY reason the White House wouldn't let the @FBI interview relevant witnesses for the Kavanaugh investigation is because the White House is afraid of what the FBI will reveal.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 1, 2018
CONFIRMED: Flake, Murkowski, and Collins can have *whatever FBI investigation they want*, per Trump. So if the witness list stays at four people, this sham investigation can be laid at the feet of Flake, Murkowski, and Collins—who have *no basis* to overrule the FBI's discretion. https://t.co/wKremeR6n9
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 1, 2018
WRONG…not if WH is limiting it
— Patty Hawthorne (@patty_hawthorne) October 1, 2018
The FBI has a week before reporting its conclusions. Only then will America know if the scope was broad enough to matter.