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Will the FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh have an impact?

Photo via Office of Senator Chuck Grassley

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the weeklong FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Three women have publicly accused him of misconduct ranging from drunken groping to facilitating gang rape. But it’s not clear the FBI will be interviewing all known accusers and witnesses – reports indicate that the scope of the investigation is being limited by the White House. Will the FBI’s findings have an impact? What would a thorough investigation really look like?


Michael J. Stern, attorney with 30 years of experience as a litigator, 25 years as a federal prosecutor for the US Department of Justice, and 3 years as an assistant District Attorney

Leigh Goodmark, law professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, anti-violence advocate, and author of Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence

Web Resources:

CNN: Live Updates: FBI investigates Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

USA Today: Let the FBI do its job. Don't make Kavanaugh investigation a fig leaf for Republicans.

NBC: Limits to FBI's Kavanaugh investigation have not changed, despite Trump's comments

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.