Ex-Obama aide calls BS on idea that Kavanaugh investigation can't be re-opened: 'Republicans requested it from us'
Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with President Donald Trump after being nominated to the Supreme Court. (AFP / SAUL LOEB)

As the GOP's outcry against Democratic calls for the re-opening of an investigation into the background of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reaches a fever pitch, one former Obama White House aide scoffed at the concept that the act is far out of the ordinary.

"Why couldn't there be a thorough process to get to the bottom of these accusations?" Barack Obama's onetime White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said during a panel discussion on CNN.

Political correspondent Sara Murray noted that although the FBI has declared that the decades-old sexual assault allegation is not a federal crime and can't be investigated as such, the bureau could still go back and interview people about the accusation to add to its background check on the nominee.

"It's quite common to reopen a background check," Psaki said in agreement.

"It is something that was done when I was in a Democratic White House when it was requested by Republicans," she added.

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