The three women who have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault are calling for an FBI investigation into his behaviors. A federal investigation is being called plausible given that these incidents span multiple states and Kavanaugh is seeking federal office.
Oddly, Senate Republicans have now brought in the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in a move that looks like it’s being done to sidestep using the FBI.
According to Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s twitter “Abt 20 of my cmte investigators are tracking down all allegations/leads & talking to all witnesses & gathering all evidence. We have experienced fed agents on detail from ATF+ICE along w seasoned congressional investigators from my nominations & oversight teams +temp SCOTUS staff.”
Grassley and the Republican Senate have now indicated that they are concerned the accusations against Kavanaugh are serious enough for an investigation. Despite their concern, they aren’t willing to allow the FBI to properly investigate, which has raised questions as to why.