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 12:30 Report – Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong | GOP in turmoil over Trump shutdown threat | Kyl to resign from Senate at year's end Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Flake asks Daily Show where he can get a blanket emblazoned with his 'meaningless tweets' 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 McConnellTrump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law Federal judge in Texas strikes down ObamaCare Ocasio-Cortez: By Lindsey Graham's 1999 standard for Clinton, Trump should be impeached MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyFive takeaways from the court decision striking down ObamaCare The Year Ahead: Tough tests loom for Trump trade agenda Senate heads toward floor fight on criminal justice bill 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 TrumpBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The Memo: Cohen fans flames around Trump Memo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report 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.