Ben Shapiro slams both parties for partisan treatment of FBI

Ben Shapiro slams both parties for partisan treatment of FBI
© Greg Nash

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro on Thursday accused both Democrats and Republicans of treating the FBI however is politically expedient amid the agency's release of its report into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

Senators are currently viewing the report of the FBI's reopened background check into Kavanaugh, an investigation that Democrats say was too limited and constrained, but which Republicans say has offered no corroborative evidence of the allegations against him.


"This investigation found no hint of misconduct...I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySenate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees IRS shutdown plan fails to quell worries Overnight Health Care: Dem chair plans hearing on Medicare for all | Senate GOP talks drug prices with Trump health chief | PhRMA CEO hopeful Trump reverses course on controversial pricing proposal MORE (R-Iowa) said in a statement Thursday.

"It's obviously a cover-up," countered Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDems blast EPA nominee at confirmation hearing Overnight Energy: Watchdog investigating EPA enforcement numbers | EPA's Wheeler faces Senate grilling | Interior's offshore drilling staff returning to work during shutdown EPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks MORE (D-Mass.) after the report was released to the chamber.

"The Trump White House, working with the Republican leadership in the Senate, have deliberately circumscribed this investigation so that only a small handful of people will be questioned."

The White House has repeatedly denied being involved at all in the investigation and have said they have left the scope up to the Senate and FBI.

Previously, Republicans have criticized the FBI for its handling of the probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign.

Democrats have been stalwart defenders of the FBI on that issue, blasting the president for frequently ridiculing the bureau.

The president told The Hill earlier this month that his "crowning achievement" may be making clear that the FBI probe into possible Russia collusion between his campaign was a "hoax."