PressTV-Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe over sex assault claims

US President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to launch an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Senate Republicans’ request.

Trump issued the order on Friday after he has come under intense pressure from moderates in his own party, including Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican retiring from the Senate in January.

After Flake called for a delay on the Senate vote for Kavanaugh, other key senators backed him up, with the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing it was asking the White House for an FBI probe.

Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Jeff Flake looks on before a markup hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

“The supplemental FBI background investigation would be limited to current credible allegations against the nominee and must be completed no later than one week from today,” read the statement by the committee.

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