Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has specifically asked Merrick Garland to investigate allegations that the FBI refused to conduct a full investigation of Brett Kavanaugh following his 2018 nomination to the Supreme Court.
Given that something in excess of $90,000.00 of Kavanaugh's debts mysteriously vanished in the months prior to his nomination, this should have been investigated, and it wasn't.
In fact, as Whitehouse notes, the FBI refused to even call people back who contacted the agency with concerns regarding the now Supreme Court Justice:
The FBI is facing new scrutiny for its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh, the supreme court justice, after a lawmaker suggested that the investigation may have been “fake”.
Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator and former prosecutor who serves on the judiciary committee, is calling on the newly-confirmed attorney general, Merrick Garland, to help facilitate “proper oversight” by the Senate into questions about how thoroughly the FBI investigated Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.
The FBI was called to investigate the allegations during the Senate confirmation process but was later accused by some Democratic senators of conducting an incomplete background check. For example, two key witnesses – Ford and Kavanaugh – were never interviewed as part of the inquiry.
Among the concerns listed in Whitehouse’s letter to Garland are allegations that some witnesses who wanted to share their accounts with the FBI could not find anyone at the bureau who would accept their testimony and that it had not assigned any individual to accept or gather evidence.
He added that, once the FBI decided to create a “tip line”, senators were not given any information on how or whether new allegations were processed and evaluated. While senators’ brief review of the allegations gathered by the tip line showed a “stack” of information had come in, there was no further explanation on the steps that had been taken to review the information, Whitehouse said.
“This ‘tip line’ appears to have operated more like a garbage chute, with everything that came down the chute consigned without review to the figurative dumpster,” he said.
Whitehouse said he is seeking answers about “how, why, and at whose behest” the FBI conducted a “fake” investigation if standard procedures were violated, including standards for following allegations gathered through FBI “tip lines”.
The allegations of sexual assault are concerning, but the financial irregularities, which are job one of any background investigation, and it appears that the FBI did not do this.
We already knew that Kavanaugh was the Federalist Society's, "Made Man," in a political sense, but it now appears that he was a, "Made Man," in a way that is more akin to its original meaning of a fully initiated Mafiosi.
He's in, and they pay his debts, bury his bodies, and make everything go away.