Senate panel backs Trump’s court pick, but Flake seeks FBI probe

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks during a Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican-led committee approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday but moderate Republican Senator Jeff Flake called for an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the judge before a final Senate vote. Flake’s dramatic intervention means a final Senate vote on the nomination […]

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