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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:00 PM

Trump orders FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

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Source: NY Post

President Trump said Friday he will sign an order authorizing an FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week,” the president said in a statement.

The statement came after the Senate Judiciary Committee said it would ask Trump to open a supplemental background investigation of Kavanaugh over allegations of sexual assault, which he denies.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/09/28/trump-orders-fbi-investigation-into-kavanaugh/



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Reply Trump orders FBI investigation into Kavanaugh (Original post)
Botany Sep 2018 OP
procon Sep 2018 #1
bullwinkle428 Sep 2018 #15
CentralMass Sep 2018 #2
keithbvadu2 Sep 2018 #3
Auggie Sep 2018 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Sep 2018 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2018 #17
Auggie Sep 2018 #6
JohnnyRingo Sep 2018 #18
Snellius Sep 2018 #7
flibbitygiblets Sep 2018 #10
Snellius Sep 2018 #14
magicarpet Sep 2018 #16
KWR65 Sep 2018 #8
Calista241 Sep 2018 #12
Maxheader Sep 2018 #9
Calista241 Sep 2018 #13
bucolic_frolic Sep 2018 #11
DonViejo Sep 2018 #19

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:07 PM

1. So, where are all the Republican naysayers now?

Everyone who said the FBI can't-won't-doesn't do this sort of work has suddenly gone to ground.

Pathetic bunch of mealy mouthed, lying losers, the lot of 'em!

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:42 PM

15. EXACTLY like the putting kids in cages at the border thing.

He had absolutely no power to change that, until he suddenly did.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:16 PM

2. That is a shocking development

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:17 PM

3. "...must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week,"

"...must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week,”

Like Benghazi?

Finding the truth is limited here.

Or does he mean not allowed to find anything detrimental to Kav?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:18 PM

4. CNN confirms

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:24 PM

5. The FBI will go beyond the Ford accusations.....

And include the Rameriz and Swetnick allegations as well.

They are important.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 08:13 PM

17. I hope it also includes the perjury and the possible gambling & alcohol problems. . . nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:45 PM

6. I'll believe it when I see it. When it comes to Repukes ...

I DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY.

So there!



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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:30 PM

18. I believe it.

Jeff Flake indicated that besides himself and the democrats on the Judicial Committee, there were other republicans who refused to pass Kavenaugh until the FBI investigates him. That means McConnell didn't have the votes to confirm either. Incredibly, I believe one of them was Ted Cruz, but Flake entered the motion because he's retiring this year anyway.

If Trump or McConnell try to hijack or obstruct the investigation those nays will be unlikely to confirm. I'm sure Trump considered giving Mark Judge a two week all expenses paid trip to Trump international Golf Club in Ireland until Lindsey Graham explained the situation to him. ...Slowly and with no big words.

I don't think they have any choice but to let Kavenaugh twist in the winds until he springs the perjury trap on himself. After the break, Trump will try to pick another clone to nominate, but I doubt any can fit the bill like Brett.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:48 PM

7. It's a gripping good mystery even beyond the politics

Two people swear 100% they're telling the truth. But one is lying. Yes, only Kav has any motive to lie. (Make sure to check Hillary's emails, of course) But he said he's a believer and swore to God. If he's proven to have lied, he won't just not get on the Court, he'll go to hell and bring down the whole Repub hypocrite machine with him.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:17 PM

10. If he doesn't get on the Court, it will be "Deep State", rigged, Fake Newz, etc.

Because R's never take responsibility for anything, ever.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:28 PM

14. It's weird that now the FBI is the arbiter of truth. GOP is setting trap for themselves.

Repubs can't win this. Kav has already blown their cover. He's damaged goods. They lost and that's why L Graham exploded. I smell burnt toast.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 07:00 PM

16. There is a whiff of sulfur too.

Anyone got any garlic salt, garlic powder, or ideally a necklace of garlic cloves ?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:51 PM

8. He should have authorized this last week. Are they going to hold another hearing?

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Response to KWR65 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:22 PM

12. Nope, they already voted it out of committee.

And McConnell will probably bring it to a floor vote by COB on next Friday.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:05 PM

9. supplemental investigation ??

What gives?

That implies there has already been an investigation.

And since none of the acts of perversion and assault
were ever reported??

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:23 PM

13. He's been through the FBI vetting several times before.

And already has a file for all his background checks. This will be an additional entry into that file.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:19 PM

11. Appearing to do something without actually doing much at all

Too little, too late, too restrictive.

Trump is a queer duck. Even HE figured out the optics looked bad here. This is his way of saving face.

Besides what's the sense of having a Justice that will be impeached, when you can be the hero by roasting him, and then ram through a far more conservative one in December?

IOW, no downside for Trump in doing this. Of course!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 06:25 AM

19. Locking...

The NY Post is not a reputable mainstream media news site/blog for LBN Purposes.

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