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Flake: Kavanaugh Probe No Good If It 'Just Gives Us More Cover'

Flake: Kavanaugh Probe No Good If It 'Just Gives Us More Cover'
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By    |   Monday, 01 October 2018 04:50 PM

The FBI's investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be "fulsome," because it's "no good" if the probe takes place just to give senators "cover," Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said on Monday, The Hill reported.

"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that that happens," Flake said at the Forbes "30 under 30" summit.

The Arizona senator said the probe should be "up to standard" and that any "current, credible" allegation should be looked into. 

When asked if he would continue his threat to vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation if the investigation does not meet his standard, Flake said, "It does no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover, for example. We actually need to find out what we can find out."

Flake led a group of moderate senators on Friday in demanding that the FBI be given a week to investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh, which ended up delaying the Senate's vote on the nomination. 

The White House has faced criticism by Democrats after NBC News reported that it had limited the scope of the FBI’s probe, including by ordering not to interview Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

However, the Trump administration denies that any limits have been placed on the scope of the probe.

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The FBI's investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be "fulsome," because it's "no good" if the probe takes place just to give senators "cover," Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said on Monday, The Hill reported.
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