Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat) has questions about the validity of the FBI background investigation of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland last Thursday, the Democratic Representative claimed that the 2018 investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh “appears politically restrained and possibly bogus.” Whitehouse now wants Garland to conduct “appropriate oversight” on the investigation as he says, “The shutters are closed, the bridge.” [was] Placed, and there was no entry point through which members of the public or Congress could submit information to the FBI. ”He also alleged that the FBI refused to hear testimony from witnesses about Kavanaugh and ignored lawmakers who inquired on behalf of those witnesses.
Whitehouse writes: “This ‘tip line’ seemed to function more like a garbage chute, putting everything down the chute without review into the pictorial waste bin.” If standard procedures were violated, the office conducted a mock investigation rather than a sincere and thorough investigation. And my professional, in my opinion, deserves congressional oversight to understand how and why, at the request of whom, and with the knowledge of who finished. ”