FBI di­rec­tor tells sen­a­tors ‘usual process’ fol­lowed in Ka­vanaugh in­ves­ti­ga­tion

StarMetro Edmonton - - WORLD - Eric Tucker

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.

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