FBI Director Christopher Wray at the Senate on Wednesday

FBI Director Christopher Wray
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When it was announced that the FBI would investigate the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh by Dr Christine Blasey Ford, President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed the FBI would have broad discretion in who they could interview in their effort to find the truth.

But it now turns out the president’s claims that the Bureau had broad discretion to find the truth in the allegations against Kavanaugh were simply lies. Christopher Wray, the FBI director, directly contradicted those statements when he confirmed before a Senate committee hearing Wednesday morning that the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was “limited in scope” by the White House.

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