Avenatti: FBI investigation ‘no investigation at all’
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Attorney Michael Avenatti on Thursday blasted the FBI's supplemental background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the FBI delivered its findings to the White House and the Senate.

Avenatti, who represents Julie Swetnick — who has said in a sworn affidavit that Kavanaugh attended a party where she was drugged and attacked by a series of men in a "gang rape" — accused the FBI of refusing to contact at least six witnesses connected to various sexual misconduct claims made against Kavanaugh over the course of the weeklong investigation.

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Democrats have raised a number of concerns over limits in the scope of the FBI's investigation that was opened after GOP Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Jeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump WANTED: A Republican with courage MORE (Ariz.) called for it ahead of Kavanaugh's confirmation vote in the full Senate.

"The FBI investigation was no investigation at all," Avenatti tweeted Thursday after the report was delivered to the Senate.

"@realDonaldTrump, @senatemajldr and @ChuckGrassley ensured that numerous key witnesses, including six very damaging witnesses I am aware of, were never even interviewed. Their conduct is a disgrace - they never wanted the truth," he added, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — McConnell, Kaine offer bill to raise tobacco buying age to 21 | Measles outbreak spreads to 24 states | Pro-ObamaCare group launches ad blitz to protect Dems MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending On The Money: Judge upholds House subpoena for Trump financial records | Trump vows to appeal ruling by 'Obama-appointed judge' | Canada, Mexico lift retaliatory tariffs on US | IRS audit rate falls Canada, Mexico lift tariffs on US goods after Trump scraps steel, aluminum levies MORE (R-Iowa).

"You should be embarrassed to call yourself the chairman of the judiciary committee," he added in a tweet to Grassley. "Your irresponsibility & partisan conduct in controlling the scope of a bogus investigation will likely forever damage the image of the committee and the SCOTUS in the eyes of the world."

Avenatti, who also represents adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her ongoing defamation case against President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE, was met with mockery from Republicans upon his announcement of representation for Swetnick, one of three women who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the allegations, specifically calling Swetnick's claims a "joke" during his sworn testimony before the Judiciary panel last week.

Avenatti has said in recent weeks that he is considering a 2020 presidential run as a Democrat, and recently released a set of campaign positions ahead of a possible bid for the nomination.