There Will Be An FBI Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations

The number two Republican in the Senate. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has confirmed that there will be an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

The news:

Video:

Here is Flake telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that he wants a delay and an FBI investigation:

Sen. Murkowski said, “I support an FBI investigation.”

If the Senate leadership has agreed to the one week delay and the FBI investigation, it means that the White House has agreed to the one week delay and the investigation. Reading between the lines what this means is that Mitch McConnell convinced Trump that without an investigation, Kavanaugh‘s nomination is going to go down in the Senate.

Trump‘s options were to ask for the FBI investigation or withdraw Kavanaugh‘s nomination. Since Trump believes that withdrawing Kavanaugh‘s nomination would make him look weak, he was always going to ask for the investigation if he was pushed by Republicans.

There will now be a delay and an FBI investigation. Brett Kavanaugh will not be seated before the fall Supreme Court term begins, and it is possible that he is never confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice.

For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.

Follow Jason Easley on Facebook.