Ex-Trump aide: If FBI can investigate Clinton emails in days, it can investigate Kavanaugh in a week

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Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo said the FBI should have no problem investigating the sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in one week.

President Trump asked the FBI to investigate the claims leveled against Kavanaugh after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to a one-week investigation on Friday.

Caputo said Sunday on CNN that one week should be plenty of time to investigate the sexual misconduct claims brought forward by Christine Blasey Ford and two other women.{mosads}

“We all know the FBI looked at 650,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails in just 24 to 36 hours so it’ll just take a week,” Caputo said.

Caputo noted it took three days in 1991 for the FBI to investigate Anita Hill’s claims that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who was then a nominee, had sexually harassed her. 

Caputo went on to say that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, he is concerned that there will be riots.

“But when he is confirmed — if he is — I’m concerned,” Caputo said. “We see, you know, social media accounts associated with Black Lives Matter talking about how they’re going to riot.”

“So that is apparently where we’re going,” Caputo added without citing an account associated with Black Lives Matter. 

The Hill has reached out to Black Lives Matter for comment. 

Caputo later shared a screenshot of a tweet from Danielle Muscato as the source of his remark. 

“If #Kavanaugh becomes a Supreme Court justice tomorrow, people are going to riot,” Muscato wrote on Thursday. “That’s not a threat, it’s a fact.”

Muscato, a white civil rights activist, is pictured wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt in their Twitter profile picture.

The Hill did not immediately receive comment from Black Lives Matter on whether Muscato is employed or officially associated with the organization or movement. 

Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes during a party in the 1980s when they were both high school students.

Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against him. 

Former FBI Director James Comey defended the FBI’s ability to investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh but called the seven-day time frame “idiotic.”

“It is better to give professionals seven days to find facts than have no professional investigation at all,” Comey wrote in a Sunday op-ed for The New York Times. “Agents can just do their work. Find facts. Speak truth to power.” 

The FBI agents conducting the investigation made contact with Deborah Ramirez hours after Trump ordered it.

Ramirez is the second woman who came forward, saying Kavanaugh pushed his exposed genitals in her face during their freshman year at Yale, causing her to come in contact when she pushed him away.

The third woman, Julie Swetnick, claims that Kavanaugh attended a party where she was drugged with “Quaaludes or something similar” and attacked by a series of men in a “gang rape.”

Tags Christine Blasey Ford Deborah Ramirez Donald Trump FBI Hillary Clinton James Comey James Comey Michael Caputo

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