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Kavanaugh Will Face New FBI Background Investigation Before Senate Vote

Posted at 4:33 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 18:04:34-04

WASHINGTON (NBC/AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will face a new FBI background investigation before a Senate confirmation vote is held, a key Senator said Friday.

Per NBC and the Associated Press, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said “there’s going to be a supplemental FBI background investigation” of Kavanaugh that would not last longer than one week.

Cornyn spoke after he and several other key Senate Republicans met with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

W0ord of the new FBI involvement came hours after Kavanaugh was approved Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 11-10 party-line vote.


During that meeting, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., called for the full Senate vote to be delayed for one week to allow time for the FBI to reopen its background investigation into Kavanaugh amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.