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The FBI Investigation Didn’t Go Very Far by Design

The special background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh involved nine witnesses and bypassed dozens of others named by the accusers Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.   
Source: Mary Calvert / Reuters

The FBI found itself at the center of another political firestorm on Thursday as the findings from its supplemental background investigation of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were made available to all 100 senators. By late morning, top Republicans and Democrats had already reached vastly different conclusions about the FBI report, which the bureau concluded after four days without interviewing two of the three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, or dozens of witnesses who were said to have corroborating information.

“It appears to be a very thorough investigation,” Republican Senator Susan

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