Kavanaugh: Trump orders FBI inquiry after Republicans vote to advance nomination

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Move comes after Republican senator Jeff Flake threatened to oppose nomination without further examination of allegations

Donald Trump has directed the FBI to launch a supplemental investigation into the supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after an extraordinary display of 11th-hour drama at the Senate judiciary committee vote to advance his confirmation on Friday.

Trump said in a statement that the updated investigation into his nominee for America’s highest bench “must be limited in scope” and “completed in less than one week”. However, he later suggested in a tweet that it was only a matter of time before Kavanaugh was appointed.

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