FBI received 4,500 tips during Brett Kavanaugh confirmation; Blasey Ford attorneys call it 'a sham'

FBI received 4,500 tips during Brett Kavanaugh confirmation; Blasey Ford attorneys call it 'a sham'

FBI received 4,500 tips during Brett Kavanaugh confirmation; Blasey Ford attorneys call it 'a sham' - In a letter, assistant FBI director Jill Tyson does not elaborate on the tip information substance. - Attorneys for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford called the FBI's work a "sham." The FBI has acknowledged receiving more than 4,500 tips during its background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, prompting a new wave of criticism from Senate Democrats who have long questioned the bureau's vetting process nearly three years after Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation. While Kavanaugh was confirmed by a narrow majority (50-48) his confirmation was defined by the emotional testimony of California university professor Christine Blasey Ford who accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s and Kavanaugh's angry denials. In a June 30 letter made public by lawmakers Thursday, assistant FBI director Jill Tyson does not elaborate on the substance of the tip information. Tyson, responding to earlier inquiries from Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Christopher Coons, D-Del., said Kavanaugh's nomination marked the first time that an FBI tip-line had …
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