President Trump dismissed the potential for the FBI to get involved in the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in the 11th hour of his confirmation process from Christine Blasey Ford, who has publicly accused him of assaulting her 36 years ago when they were both teenagers. Kavanaugh has forcefully denied the allegations as has others who were allegedly present during the sexual misconduct.
Trump was hit with a barrage of questions about the allegations during an short pool spray at the White House Tuesday. One reporter specifically asked if the “FBI should be involved?”
“I don’t think the FBI should be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump said, noting that the FBI has signaled that they will not be investigating this accusation, “If they wanted to be I would certainly do that. But as you know, they say this is not really their thing. The Senators will do a good job.”
Trump said “Judge Kavanaugh is very anxious to [testify]” but that “this should have been done a long time ago,” referring to Senator Feinstein, who sat on the allegations for weeks before Kavanaugh’s public hearing.
“The fact is … when Senator Feinstein had Judge Kavanaugh in her office for a long time, she never even mentioned this, it was a long time ago,” Trump said.
President Trump forcefully defended his embattled pick for the Supreme Court, saying “I’m very supportive. Few people that I’ve ever seen have been so outstanding as Judge Kavanaugh.”