As per 9/29/18 Palmer report by Bill Palmer, “This evening we learned that Donald Trump is – predictably – trying to cripple the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh. Because his scheme has leaked out so early in the process, public pressure will likely force him to back off. In addition, this amounts to an illegal order on Trump’s part, and arguably an act of felony obstruction of justice. In the meantime, the specifics of Trump’s illegal order have given away what Kavanaugh specifically fears most about the investigation.”
“Several major news outlets are reporting tonight that Donald Trump is forbidding the FBI from investigating Julie Swetnick’s allegations that Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were serial gang rapists. Trump is also disallowing any investigation into how much Kavanaugh drank while in school. This was pretty stupid of him, along the lines of “You can look in any room of my house, officer, except the hall closet.”
“It’s clear that Kavanaugh is afraid his drinking habits will be exposed, after he spent his Senate testimony insisting that he wasn’t a heavy drinker or an alcoholic.
Link to entire report: Donald Trump’s illegal FBI order reveals what Brett Kavanaugh fears
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On September 29, 2018, Benjamin Hart of the New York Magazine penned the following report, “Report: White House Is Controlling Who FBI Interviews in Kavanaugh Investigation”
When President Trump ordered the short FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh that Senator Jeff Flake had abruptly demanded on Friday, it was not quite clear exactly how the bureau would proceed. Would it restrict its inquiry — which the Senate Judiciary Committee specified would concentrate on “current credible allegations” — only to Christine Ford’s accusation of sexual assault, which was the focus of Thursday’s dramatic hearing? Or would it dig into the full suite of allegations that have swirled around the judge over the last week?
The agency appears to be going in a third direction, but not necessarily because it wants to.
Just hours before President Trump authorized the new inquiry, the FBI had reached out to Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to come forward with recollections of alleged sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.
In a New Yorker story published last weekend, Ramirez said that Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her during her freshman year at Yale. The article drew fierce criticism from many conservatives (and skepticism from some liberals) who were less than convinced by Ramirez’s shaky memory of the incident, and the lack of corroboration around the alleged incident. The FBI may or may not be able to shed more light on the particulars of what happened than reporters Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer. But the fact that agents are speaking to Ramirez at all hints at a wide-ranging (if brief) inquiry that is, by nature, more likely to expose unsavory elements of Kavanaugh’s past than a more limited one.
Link to entire report: Report: White House Is Controlling Who FBI Interviews in Kavanaugh .