‘Will Never Be Enough’: Trump Rejects Criticism Over Limiting Kavanaugh Probe

United States President Donald J. Trump returns to The White House in Washington, DC, after attending a political rally in West Virginia, September 29, 2018.Credit: Chris Kleponis / Pool via CNP
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President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized Democrats for being unsatisfied with the “‘time’ and ‘scope'” of the FBI’s background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Stay tuned and watch!” he urged followers on Twitter.

Despite West Wing staffers’ partial denials of reports that the White House Counsel’s Office has limited the FBI to just a handful of interviewees in the renewed background investigation of Kavanaugh, multiple outlets have now confirmed NBC News’ initial reporting that the White House set boundaries for the FBI’s probe.

And NBC News itself reported that the FBI’s probe remains limited in scope, on the White House’s orders, despite President Donald Trump’s statement to the contrary on Twitter Saturday night.

According to multiple outlets, the White House has prohibited the FBI from interviewing Julie Swetnick, who has accused Kavanaugh and his high school friend Mark Judge of a long list of disturbing allegations.

From NBC News’ most recent report on the matter:

“Also not on the list, the sources say, are former classmates who have contradicted Kavanaugh’s account of his college alcohol consumption, instead describing him as a frequent, heavy drinker. The FBI is also not authorized to interview high school classmates who could shed light on what some people have called untruths in Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony about alleged sexual references in his high school yearbook.”

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