President Donald Trump on Friday signaled that he would defer to the Senate on whether or not to have a one-week FBI investigation into allegations against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I’m going to rely on all of the people, including Sen. Grassley who is doing a very good job,” Trump said when asked about the investigation. “That will be a decision that they are going to make and they suspect they will be making some decision soon, whether to take a vote or to do whatever else they want to do. I will be totally reliant on what Sen. Grassley and the group decides to do.”
When asked by a reporter if he had thought about a replacement for Kavanaugh, Trump said, “Not even a little bit. Not even a little bit.”
Prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote on Kavanaugh, Flake struck an informal agreement with Democrats and called for an FBI investigation as long as it lasted less than a week. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Advanced Out Of Committee, But FBI Investigation Looms)
Trump was then asked if he wanted to say anything to Sens. Collins and Murkowski, two undecided Republican voters, he responded, “I have no message. I mean, they have to do what they think it is right. There is no message whatsoever. They have to do what they think is right. They have to be comfortable with themselves and I’m sure that’s what they are.”
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