What will the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh actually do?

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Source: BBC News

President Trump has ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court.

The announcement came after Arizona Republican Jeff Flake sensationally changed his mind about backing the judge – telling the Senate Judiciary Committee he would not support Mr Kavanaugh’s confirmation in the Senate without an additional FBI inquiry.

The committee duly requested an investigation “limited to current credible allegations” and concluding “no later than one week from today” [Friday 28 September].

A full Senate vote on whether Mr Kavanaugh gets a seat on America’s top court has been delayed for a week, while the FBI gets to work.

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