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In light of new Kavanaugh revelations, please remember this:

Former FBI agents warned *at the time* that limits imposed on Kavanaugh's background check made it a sham.

Indeed, what they said *should* be done might have uncovered what we're learning now:

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“It’s not an investigation if the FBI is going to accept the dictates of the White House in terms of who you can interview and who you can’t,” John Mindermann, an FBI agent during Watergate, told me at the time.

"It would be grossly incomplete and unfair to the American public.”
 
.@ThePlumLineGS directly to the heart of the matter. Lots happening here, but it's first and foremost a question of accountability and government truthfulness
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It was no secret the FBI was not allowed to investigate.
 
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And yet, Director Wray testified that there is a long history of these types of background investigations to be “limited in scope”. We need to hear more about how this process was conducted and who was directing it from the White House. twitter.com/lukericardo/st…
 
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In plain English, former FBI agent says, the FBI was ordered not to investigate something they, under normal circumstances, would have investigated. This is criminal behavior that goes against everything we stand for as a Nation. It makes a joke out of the rule of law & the SC.
 
 
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Don McGahn and the WH put their thumb of the scale of that FBI investigation of Kavanaugh because they knew what would be uncovered! They were determined to get their guy on the SCOTUS at any and all cost. Typical Republican modus operandi!
 
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An investigation should become LESS limited in scope and MORE far-ranging, the higher the office in question. For a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land, we should know every single time the nominee littered or jaywalked, much less committed sexual assault.
 
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FBI on Kavanaugh: nothing we could do, hands are tied! FBI on liberal and minority groups: the Constitution is just a piece of paper, we'll bury anyone challenging us.
 
 
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This is one of those 'yeah, we knew that' stories that is so. Annoying. In this Trump era. Tomorrow the headlines will say 'Trump took advice from dictators instead of the IC.' They could at least frame the stories as further corroboration of xx thing.
 
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The @GOP @LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump @senatemajldr all wanted this investigation rushed through. They knew Kavanaugh had much to hide but didn’t care. They once again put themselves ahead of Americans They should all be impeached. #ImpeachKavanaugh #ImpeachTrump
 
 
 
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FBI agents at the time said the reopened investigation was a farce: twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/…
 
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They were hamstrung by the DOJ. Kavanaugh was a very important part of the GOP jigsaw. There's no way, they were going to let anyone stop them getting their way.
 
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WHY HAVENT ANY OF THEM GONE PUBLIC?!?!?
 
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Half-assed investigation made the entire thing a joke. He should’ve never been allowed to join SCOTUS.
 
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The whole episode of this rapist asshole was a sham from beginning to the horrible end ! Impeach trump and Kavanaugh now !!
 
 
 
 
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Imagine that, limits placed on his (phony) investigation
 
 
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We knew all this back then.
 
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LIES The Apprentice loser and Trump “fake rape” accuser Summer Zervos was bribed $500,000 by Democrat fundraiser and lawyer Gloria Allred to make her accusations against Donald Trump, a deal that was shopped around to other ex-Apprenticecontestants too..
 
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How about FBI agents start resigning in protest over this crap? Unless/until they do, the vast majority of Americans will think it's not that bad.
 
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Thanks! Was wondering if it was just deja by that I knew that the FBI didn't investigate Ramirez's story, didn't return calls to potential witnesses etc. ➡️FBI being restrained is not the news. ➡️➡️Second pants-dropping, penis-wagging drunken assault is the news. PATTERN!
 
 
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Everything about this corrupt regime is either a sham or a scam.
 
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Too many facts ignored, deliberately, and demanded by corrupt leadership. Eventually the rot comes through.
 
 
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Greg, Kavanaugh had 5 or 6 complete background checks which did not uncover any of the allegations. This investigation was supplemental post the Blasey-Ford testimony.
 
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A S.C. Justice must have the utmost integrity, honesty, and independence. Kavanaugh's confirmation process was a sham. He should be impeached, along with Barr, Trump, and Pence. Impeachment should answer questions about Kav's possible lying, assaults, and questionable finances.
 
 
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Trump just basically said Kavanaugh might be susceptible to media bias influencing his decisions. He obviously doesn’t believe Kavanaugh is principled enough to fulfill his sworn oath to do otherwise. Says just as much about Trump as it does his tainted SC pick.
 
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We need to make sure there are no limits on background checks-someone in an important position like this needs to be fully investigated. At every corner, Trump/GOP have tried their best to over power and pollute everything good about our Democracy.
 
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In this book the people Stier names as witnesses refuse to discuss the alleged incident and the woman says it never happened at all. You & Stier are a partisan hacks & crap humans for peddling this utter garbage.
 
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please post link to the article, picture means nothing! what mindless people still believe FBI can hold an honest investigation?
 
 
 
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I remember it was a sham. FBI could not do their job. McConnel and trump had to be really upset and they threw their weight around to protect him. Russian oligarchs paid his debts? All for sanctions?
 
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F that FBI explanation!!# They are the F........ing FBI.WHY WHY WHY did they succumb to POLITICAL PRESSURE when they are Supposed to be ABOVE THAT????? F. THEM
 
 
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So now what? Have to wait until 2021 for this mistake to be fixed?
 
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Also Senator Flake played Senator Coons his alleged good friend
 
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The guy was proven innocent. Ford was proven to be a liar in almost everything she said even after Dianne finestein coached her for months. And to top it off her lawyer is in a video telling how it was a scam to ruin cavannaugh and save roe v wade they should all be in jail .
 
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"What we're learning now" means nothing. The media is hyping up more false allegations. What the democrat candidates did was a violation of law called slander.
 
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More Liberal lies, more Democrat BS because Trump is going around the liberal bias lower courts. Liberal trash
 
 
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And just like that NYT walked back their story.... Because the supposed victim doesn't remember it happening... LMFAO 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/9GNryRWgyE
 
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Hey Greg: You mean in light of the new FALSE Allegations? NYT now admitting the victim of the latest claims says it never happened!!! Ooops! More False News reporting and all you Trump haters thought it was true with no research first!!
 
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Your behind, New York times is already backed off because the woman said she didn't recall any such thing happening. You people are nuts. that's why FBI did not act because they were false accusations.
 
 
 
 
 
Who could have foreseen that Brett Kavanaugh, right wing political hack for decades, would make SCOTUS even more degenerate than Long John Thomas did? Oh, that's right, everyone.

SCOTUS has become nothing more than a partisan hack extension of TrumpGOP. #ImpeachKavanaugh
 
 
This is so unethical. How can we respect the SCOTUS if the nominees are so amoral? Clarence Thomas and now Brett Kavanaugh are unworthy of their positions.
 
 
 
Impeachment hearings. Let's bring all the witnesses #Barr suppressed to public hearings. #Enough #GOPisDeadToMe
 
 
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This was obvious during the hearings. Background checks for officials and cabinet members has been a sham throughout this 3tRump presidency. @cspanwj
 
This all is a rehash of what was before and nothing happened. What makes us sure that we will have different results by bringing it up again?
 
The right is making much of NYT omitting that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed and has said she doesn't recall the incident.

It's true that was poor journalism, and opened the story to attack.

However: 1/
 
.@JerryMoran And Senator, you were okay with this?
 
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