Fox News reported earlier this morning that the FBI will not launch a criminal investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
"Highly-placed law enforcement sources" told Fox News on Wednesday that there were no allegations of a federal crime, therefore the bureau would not open an investigation.
According to one source, “This is a political issue, not a law enforcement one."
Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, alleges he pinned her down and tried to remove her clothes at a high school party in the early 1980s. Ford' attorney, Debra Katz, said her client considered the assault to be an "attempted rape."
“It’s totally inappropriate for someone to demand we use law enforcement resources to investigate a 35-year-old allegation when she won't go under oath and can't remember key details including when or where it happened,” another source told Fox News.
Kavanaugh has called the allegations against him "completely false" and claims he has never heard of ford before.
The Supreme Court Justice nominee's confirmation vote was originally scheduled for Thursday but has now been delayed till Monday, and Ford has received an invitation.