A New York Times report on the the FBI’s investigation into sexual assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh quoted a former top FBI official as saying the investigation “can easily be done in a week.”
The Times report was published Friday, and one part included the header “Can the FBI finish investigating in a week?”
It’s not impossible. The F.B.I. has plenty of experience mounting large investigations and getting results quickly. In the days and weeks after terrorism attacks or mass shootings, the F.B.I. has completed hundreds of interviews and processed mountains of evidence, like video footage or the contents of computers and phones.
In this case, the F.B.I. is likely to make the investigation a top priority, instructing agents across the country to conduct interviews. “The F.B.I. investigation can easily be done in a week,” said Lauren C. Anderson, a former top F.B.I. official.
President Trump on Friday authorized the FBI to conduct an investigation into the allegations. (RELATED: Trump Authorizes FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh)
Statement from President @realDonaldTrump:
“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 28, 2018
One of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys, Debra Katz, reacted Friday to the investigation’s stated one-week length.
“No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation,” she said.