The FBI has admitted that it received more than 4,500 tips during a background check on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, prompting a new wave of criticism from Senate Democrats, nearly three years after Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation. The review process of the Bureau has been questioned for a long time.
While Kavanaugh was confirmed by a narrow majority (50–48), his confirmation was defined by the emotional testimony of University of California professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the nominee of sexual assault in the early 1980s. and denied Kavanaugh’s anger.
In a June 30 letter made public Thursday by lawmakers, Assistant FBI Director Jill Tyson did not elaborate on the essence of the tip information.
Tyson, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, DR.I., and Christopher Koons, D-Del. Responding to earlier inquiries from the U.S., Kavanaugh’s nomination marked the first time that an FBI tip-line had been established to seek information during a Senate confirmation investigation. .
Whitehouse and Coons said, “The confession in your letter confirms and explains several credible accounts by individuals and firms that they contacted the FBI with information highly relevant to allegations of sexual misconduct by Justice Kavanaugh, which were simply ignored.” should go.” A letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray attended by five other Senate Democrats. “If the FBI was not authorized or followed for any tips received from the tip line, it is difficult to understand the point of having a tip line.”
Capturing the FBI’s newly-opened letter, Ford’s attorneys, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, referred to the bureau’s Kavanaugh investigation as “a sham and major institutional failure.”
The FBI’s Security Division, which conducts background checks for the nominees, provided “all relevant suggestions” to the Office of White House Counsel, which requested a review. Tyson’s letter, however, did not specify how much was shared with the White House.