Trump says FBI has ‘free rein’ in Kavanaugh investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were students at Yale says she has agreed to cooperate with an FBI investigation.

Deborah Ramirez’s lawyer, John Clune, said Saturday that agents want to interview her. Ramirez has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s. Two other women have accused the appeals court judge of sexual misconduct.

President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh’s background investigation. While the scope of the investigation remains unclear, Trump said Saturday that the FBI “has free rein” and that he wants agents to interview whomever they deem appropriate.

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