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Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on the White House and the FBI to provide the written directive regarding the supplemental background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh so the scope of the investigation can be understood. She also asked for updates on any expansion of the original directive.

Full text of the letter follows:

September 30, 2018

Donald F. McGahn, II
Counsel to the President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

The Honorable Christopher Wray
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535

Dear Mr. McGahn and Director Wray:

On Friday, Chairman Grassley announced he would be requesting that the administration instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation with respect to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Given the seriousness of the allegations before the Senate, I am writing to request that you provide the Senate Judiciary Committee with a copy of the written directive sent by the White House to the FBI. In addition, if the FBI requests any expansion beyond the initial directive, please provide the names of any additional witnesses or evidence.


Dianne Feinstein

cc: The Honorable Charles E. Grassley