WH Official: Trump Will Order FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh

CNN reports:

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was suddenly thrown into doubt Friday as Senate Republicans called for a one-week delay so that the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Trump will order the FBI probe as requested, a White House official said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested the FBI look into “current credible allegations” against Kavanaugh with the provision its review ends no later than Friday, October 5. It was not immediately clear which allegations against Kavanaugh the committee considers credible.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake first made the demand for the FBI probe after a chaotic scene at a Judiciary Committee meeting in which the panel advanced Kavanaugh by a 11-10 party line vote.