Trump Says He’d Be Fine If FBI Talked To Nominee

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The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):
    
12:36 p.m.
    
President Donald Trump says he’d be fine with the FBI interviewing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as it investigates allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
    
Trump is pushing back on reports that the White House has tried to limit the scope of the investigation, telling reporters at the White House Monday that “the FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer” and “interview anybody that they want within reason.”
    
Trump says he wants the weeklong investigation to “be comprehensive,” but also wants it to go quickly “because it’s unfair” to the nominee “at this point.”
    
Trump also says he thinks Kavanaugh spoke “very conclusively” and “very well” during his testimony last week, but says he was surprised by how vocal Kavanaugh was describing his alcohol use and how much he likes beer.
    



12:22 p.m.
    
President Donald Trump says he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation of the sexual assault accusations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
    
Speaking at a White House Rose Garden event Monday, Trump told reporters that he continues to support Kavanaugh. But he also wants the FBI to investigate the charges from Christine Blasey Ford and as many as two other accusers.
    
Kavanaugh has strongly denied the allegations, but the Senate directed the FBI to investigate them for up to a week..
    
Trump said he wants the FBI probe “to be comprehensive.” He also denied reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the probe, saying, “my White House is doing whatever the senators want.”
    
He said the one thing he wants is speed, because drawing it out is “unfair” to Kavanaugh’s family.
    
 

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