The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the FBI's background check of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- reopening old questions about Donald Trump's controversial judicial pick.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) asked newly confirmed attorney general Merrick Garland to probe what he called a "fake" investigation of sexual assault claims by Kavanaugh that emerged during his 2018 confirmation process.
The FBI never interviewed Kavanaugh or accuser Christine Blasey Ford, according to Whitehouse, and failed to follow up on leads from other witnesses willing to testify about the allegations dating to the early 1980s, when they were high school students.
Social media users reacted to the news by highlighting some other aspects of the conservative justice's background and character they want to know more about.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says the FBI essentially did a fake background check on Brett Kavanaugh. FBI never interviewed Ford or Kavanaugh, refused to turn over to Congress any info from tip line the FBI created.
If true, Wray must be fired. https://t.co/BQ4dJX9h1P
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) March 16, 2021
Who paid off Kabanaugh's debt???
Let's hope Merrick Garland finds out.
Tick tock Brett. https://t.co/R5UNjJ4my3
— Just Elizabeth (@Eiggam5955) March 16, 2021
Sen. Whitehouse asks DOJ to review FBI's "Fake" Brett Kavanaugh Investigation. They never even interviewed the woman he exposed himself to at Yale or any of the witnesses. It was a sham investigation into a psychopath led by psychopathic administration https://t.co/JeeInnsmkz
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) March 16, 2021
Brett Kavanaugh is that kid from gym class who played games super aggressively but cried the hardest when he got hurt.
— Kate 🤍 (@ImSpeaking13) March 16, 2021
This "allegation" is a pretty well established fact that was reported at the time.
"FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was 'fake'" https://t.co/gmww3bfBcn
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) March 16, 2021
Hmm. I was thinking "it's never good when Brett Kavanaugh's name is trending" but it might actually be good that Brett Kavanaugh's name is trending.#brettkavanaugh pic.twitter.com/0YKAvAJX83
— Bianca Maze (@everyone_blue) March 16, 2021
I do want to know how Brett Kavanaugh paid off his credit card debt
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) March 16, 2021
If we are worried about sexual allegations, this is absolutely a good place to start:https://t.co/TzgEXJa2hG
— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) March 16, 2021
Irony: Merrick Garland was Chief Judge of the DC Circuit and Brett Kavanaugh's boss when Kavanaugh was nominated and confirmed to the SCOTUS.
Now Garland is tasked with determining whether the FBI's investigation into Ford's allegations was a charade.
— Timothy Kenison #EndCitizensUnited (@TimothyKenison) March 16, 2021
[This is a necessary step on Kavanaugh's road to impeachment, provided the investigation is properly conducted and bears fruit.] Senator Calls For DOJ To Probe FBI's 'Fake' Brett Kavanaugh Investigation via @forbes https://t.co/WTf9pKB6nx
— FP Dunneagin (@FPDComments) March 16, 2021
And check out Kavanaugh's finances, which were never properly scrutinized. Somebody paid off his debts and bought themselves a SCOTUS (in)justice. https://t.co/zP1EeHOv00
— David Ambaras (@dambaras) March 16, 2021