FBI director tells senators ‘usual process’ followed in Kavanaugh investigation
WASHINGTON—FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday defended the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying the work was limited in scope and that the by his agents.
Wray’s comments at a Senate committee hearing on national security threats were his first public statements about the bureau’s investigation into Kavanaugh’s past and allegations of sexual mis- conduct dating from Kavanaugh’s high school and college years.
That process has faced bitter criticism from Democrats, who have complained that the White House constrained the FBI and worked with Senate Republicans to narrowly define the parameters of the investigation. The investigation lasted a week and did not include interviews with multiple people who said they had relevant information to share about Kavanaugh’s past. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate committee Wednesday.