The White House is limiting the scope of the FBI’s investigation into the sex assault accusations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports.
Although the FBI will launch an investigation into the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, it has no permission to do so with regard to those brought by a third woman, Julie Swetnick, people briefed on the matter told NBC News.
After coming under intense pressure from moderates in his own party, Trump ordered the bureau Friday to launch the investigations into allegations by Ford and Ramirez.
Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting Ford during a violent encounter at a high school party back in the 1980s when she was 15 and he was 17.
He is also facing similar accusations from Ramirez, who charges the top judge once exposed himself to her at a drunken dormitory party and forced her to touch his genitals in the…