WH: All Senators’ Questions Answered, We ‘Didn’t Micromanage The FBI’

on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah answers questions during the daily White House briefing May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Shah answered a range of questions related to recent remar... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah answers questions during the daily White House briefing May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Shah answered a range of questions related to recent remarks by a White House staffer about Sen. John McCain, and the ongoing violence in Gaza related to the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 4, 2018 8:31 a.m.

The White House on Thursday morning skimped on the details of what’s included in the FBI report on its investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, but said the probe “addressed” the Senate’s questions and refuted reporting that the White House was largely controlling of the scope of the probe.

The President and the White House are firmly behind Brett Kavanaugh. We believe that all the Senate’s questions have been addressed through this supplemental FBI investigation,” Shah told CNN Thursday morning, addressing questions about why the White House doesn’t just nominate a different, untainted judge to the Supreme Court.

“The White House didn’t micro-manage the FBI,” he continued. “The FBI has done what it does. They’re trained professionals, and we applaud them for doing their jobs in this background investigation.” 

Shah’s comments come amid reports that the White House did not give the FBI authority to interview Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh and several other key witnesses who have been identified by accusers and could allegedly corroborate allegations.

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