When President Donald Trump first became president, he was in a precarious position: He faced accusations of sexual assault from multiple women, and his supporters were rallying against his alleged sexual misconduct.
But now that the Senate is scheduled to begin its confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh next week, it appears that the nation’s top court could be in danger of becoming a hot-button political issue in 2018.
On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced that the panel will hold a hearing on the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, which is scheduled for March 22.
“We will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the allegations,” the committee said in a statement.
“These allegations have not been fully investigated by the Justice Department.”
It’s not clear exactly what the committee plans to ask the DOJ to investigate.
But it’s clear that there’s a lot of pressure on the Trump administration to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
That’s because the committee has a history of asking for a thorough and independent investigation into sexual misconduct accusations.
In a statement, the committee added that it will also ask the Justice and Treasury departments to investigate “the role of the White House and its White House Counsel’s office in any investigation into allegations of misconduct.”
The committee has been investigating sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh since the spring of 2018, when a number of women accused him of sexual misconduct, most of which he denied.
The committee then released its own report on May 16, which found that Kavanaugh had “not provided a complete, accurate and responsive account of his sexual conduct with Ms. Templeton.”
The next day, the White Court issued a press release about the investigation, saying it would investigate the accusations “with due diligence.”
At that point, the Senate Judiciary Committee had already voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
And that was in early March, just before Trump took office.
But since then, Kavanaugh has been embroiled in another scandal.
On Friday, the senator was questioned by NBC’s Lester Holt, and the New York Times published an account of their conversation that alleged that Kavanaugh told him in a private meeting that he “could get away with anything” because he is a lawyer.
The New York Post also published a report on Friday detailing how the two had discussed the alleged misconduct with a woman, but that the woman did not have a complaint against Kavanaugh.
The president has called for an independent investigation of the allegations, while his allies have argued that it’s a political stunt that will help Trump.
The Judiciary Committee has previously criticized the president for the “vitriolic, inaccurate and false” media coverage of the sexual allegations against him.
On Sunday, the New Yorker published an interview with Kavanaugh’s former defense lawyer, Brett Kasper.
Kasper, who is a former prosecutor, said that the president is “not credible.”
“It is clear that the President has been the victim of multiple sexual assault allegations,” Kasper told the magazine.
“The President has denied them.
The President has said he was not the victim.”
“I have been an advocate for people who have been victimized by the President and others.
I am the victim here, because I am a lawyer and I have worked for Mr. Kavanaugh,” Kaspar added.
Kaspar’s comments came as Democrats and Republicans continued to press the president on his sexual misconduct charges.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “a lot of people who had come forward in the last couple of weeks were saying the same thing that the people that were testifying were saying,” and that “people had been accusing him of groping them, they were accusing him being inappropriate with them, and it just seemed to get to the point where it was really, really hard for people to trust the president.”
Meanwhile, on Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on “Fox News Sunday” that he was “disappointed” in the president.
“I’m disappointed that the Republicans are doing everything they can to protect the president,” Schumer said.
“It just seems like they’re trying to protect him from being indicted, which he needs to be investigated for.”
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Kavanaugh should be investigated “for what he did.”
Cornyn also said that if he were the president, “I would go after every single accuser that comes forward, including Brett.”
The New Yorker story was the latest in a string of revelations about Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual behavior that has dogged the Senate.
In December, the newspaper published a story by Julie Tate and Maureen Dowd detailing allegations against the Supreme Court justice, including claims that Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her at a bar in his early 20s.
In April, The New Republic published an article by the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward that detailed a series of incidents between the two that occurred while Kavanaugh was a student at Yale University.
On April 29, the Times published a