The FBI investigation of the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be “relatively limited” and reportedly could include delving into a part-time job once held by former Kavanaugh friend and potential witness Mark Judge.
According to a Friday New York Times report, search warrants and grand jury subpoenas will be out of play because of the non-criminal nature of the investigation, but that won’t stop agents from working with documents and voluntary interviews.
From the Times report:
The F.B.I. can follow several leads. They can interview Mark Judge, Leland Keyser and P.J. Smyth, high school friends of either Dr. Blasey or Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey has said they were at the party. Mr. Judge said on Friday that he would be willing to talk to law enforcement officials.
Agents could also investigate several details that could corroborate Dr. Blasey’s story. Weeks after she was assaulted, Dr. Blasey said, she saw Mr. Judge at a local Safeway grocery store. In his book, “Wasted,” Mr. Judge wrote that he worked as a bag boy in a local supermarket. The F.B.I. could ask either Safeway or Mr. Judge for employment records to determine whether he worked there during that period.
Friday’s Senate Judiciary Committee drama included a stated intent from Jeff Flake to vote for Trump’s SCOTUS pick followed by a course change from the Arizona senator, who after being confronted in an elevator by protesters called for a week-long FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations. (RELATED: Ingraham: Flake ‘Sounded Like An Out-Of-Touch Narcissist’)