September 28, 2018 / 8:10 PM / 3 months ago

Senate Judiciary Committee seeks background investigation into Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday said it will ask President Donald Trump’s administration to conduct an additional FBI background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

In a statement, the committee, which approved Kavanaugh’s nomination earlier on Friday, said the supplemental investigation would be limited to “current credible allegations” and must be completed in one week.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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