UPDATE: TRUMP ORDERS FBI – The FBI will conduct a background investigation into Kavanaugh allegations

The Senate Judiciary Committee is announcing that they are officially calling on the Trump administration to request a limited FBI background check of Kavanaugh regarding the allegations:

And according to John Cornyn, the FBI background investigation will happen:

WSJ – Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the number-two Republican in the Senate, says there will be a “supplemental” FBI investigation into the allegations against Mr. Kavanaugh.

A White House official said the White House would need to “instruct” the FBI or Department of Justice to undertake an “update” to the background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh.

Asked if Judge Kavanaugh is amenable to such a probe, the official pointed to testimony on Thursday in which the judge said he would cooperate with whatever steps the Judiciary Committee deemed necessary.

Another person close to Judge Kavanaugh has said that Mr. Kavanaugh is willing to give an interview to the FBI as early as tomorrow if need be.

Thanks Jeff Flake for being the biggest flake in the world. This won’t earn any new Democratic votes, but ya’ll can all group hug now I guess.


UPDATE: Trump has made the order:

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