FBI probe into Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Donald Trump has ordered US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to be investigated by the FBI over claims he sexually assaulted a women 36 years ago.

Kavanaugh’s nomination to the top US court had been approved but in a last-minute change of heart – a Republican senator conditioned his vote pending a fresh probe into Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations.

And President Trump has agreed to let that happen – delaying Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation for up to a week.

From Washington, Sky’s U.S. Correspondent Amanda Walker reports.

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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegation

Kavanaugh releases statement via the White House after Senator Dianne Feinstein said she had information about the nominee

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the supreme court, has denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school.

In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

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