Ben Shapiro slams both parties for partisan treatment of FBI

Ben Shapiro slams both parties for partisan treatment of FBI
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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 GrassleyChuck GrassleySenate sworn in as jurors for Trump impeachment trial GOP digs in on preserving Trump tax cuts On The Money: Treasury announces efforts to help people get stimulus payments | Senate panel unanimously advances Yellen nomination for Treasury | Judge sets ground rules for release of Trump taxes MORE (R-Iowa) said in a statement Thursday.

"It's obviously a cover-up," countered Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyHillicon Valley: Raimondo wades into 230 debate | Google cuts donations to election result deniers | House GOP unveils tech plan Markey questions Facebook on 'failed commitment' to stop recommending political groups Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge 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."