Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is once again the focus of a probe by two progressive activist groups that want to impeach the justice and have urged an investigation by the FBI.
The American Humanist Association and the Freedom from Religion Foundation claim Kavanaugh may have lied during his Senate confirmation hearings about sexual assault allegations, according to the Washington Times.
“It is unacceptable that the FBI and the Trump Administration failed to thoroughly investigate Kavanaugh and the many claims made against him,” Sunil Panikkath, president of the American Humanist Association, said.
“To allow him to continue to serve on the nation’s highest Court, without serious allegations of him having lied to Congress being properly investigated, is a mistake that must be immediately corrected,” he added.
Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault from three decades earlier when he was in high school during his confirmation hearing in 2018. The accuser was unable to provide sufficient evidence, and Kavanaugh denied the allegations.
Lawyers for the accuser Christine Blasey Ford, returned with new accusations in July against the FBI’s investigation.
“Not only did the FBI refuse to interview Dr. Ford or the corroborators listed in our letter to FBI Director [Christopher] Wray, it failed to act on the over 4,500 tips it received about then-nominee Kavanaugh,” Ford’s attorneys said, according to The Hill.
“The FBI should have referred the evidence it was receiving to the Criminal Investigation Division,” the attorneys argued, adding that Wray “must answer the question as to why he failed to do so.”