Pelosi Makes Surprising Move Against Brett Kavanaugh
Although Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by a Republican-led Senate, the fight is far from over.
On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all documents related to the FBI’s investigation of assault allegations against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Pelosi made the announcement in a press release, saying she has requested the release of the full report, interview transcripts and communication between the White House, Senate Republicans and the FBI.
Public release of the report and its background materials could fan the flames of controversy surrounding it, as many — including some of Kavanaugh’s accusers and old classmates — claim that they were ignored or stonewalled by the FBI when they tried to come forward with their recollections. The FBI also omitted Kavanaugh himself from the interview list.
So far, the report has only been read by senators. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the bench by a nearly party-line vote on Saturday under a cloud of partisan rhetoric and nationwide protests.
You can Pelosi’s announcement here.