The White House is limiting the scope of the FBI's investigation into sexual assault allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, people with knowledge of the matter told NBC Saturday.
These sources claim the FBI has not been permitted to investigate Julie Swetnick's claims that Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct in high school.
As of now the investigation will focus on accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.
Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that she was "100 percent" sure that Kavanaugh pinned her down and tried to rip her clothes off at a party while the two were in high school in the 1980s.
Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed his genitals and forced them into her face when they were students at Yale.
Kavanaugh has denied both allegations.
Sources said that instead of giving the FBI free rein, the White House counsel’s office has given them a list of witnesses the bureau is permitted to interview.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Swetnick, expressed frustration with the move, dubbing it "outrageous."
If true, this is outrageous. Why are Trump and his cronies in the Senate trying to prevent the American people from learning the truth? Why do they insist on muzzling women with information submitted under penalty of perjury? Why Ramirez but not my client? https://t.co/TwoAKXDWrH— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 29, 2018
A spokesperson from the White House did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.