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The Limits of the FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe

The Trump administration denies multiple news reports that the background investigation has been circumscribed, and says the FBI has free rein.
Source: Jim Bourg / Reuters

On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, the presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said the White House was not trying to interfere in a supplemental FBI background investigation into sexual-misconduct allegations lodged against Brett Kavanaugh by three women: “We trust the hardworking men and women of the FBI to do their jobs, and they will determine what will be included within that scope.” She did add, “It’s not meant to be a fishing expedition.”

When the host, Jake Tapper, asked whether White House Counsel Don McGahn put limits on who can be interviewed, Conway was less specific: “I don’t think Don McGahn would do that, but I’ve

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