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Trump's quest to get Brett Kavanaugh on Supreme Court hangs on FBI

The Kavanaugh inquiry is expected to be tightly controlled by senior FBI officials

Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh

Chris Strohm & Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg
The FBI, which remained on the sidelines during the fierce debate over whether Brett Kavanaugh should be on the Supreme Court, will now play a central role in shaping the outcome of his nomination.

After resisting days of Democratic calls for an FBI probe into accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee asked Friday for a brief investigation that would be "limited to current credible allegations."

Senator Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who had unexpectedly demanded the move, told reporters that means that in addition to claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who appeared before the committee on Thursday, the

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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 7:34 PM IST

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