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President Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the FBI likely won't be involved in investigating the allegation of sexual assault against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, "because they don't want to be involved," adding, "I'm totally supporting him."

"It’s a process, speaking for all of the Republicans, we want to give everybody a chance to say what they want to say."

Why it matters: Senate Democrats have been pushing for the FBI to look into the allegation more closely, but as Trump indicated, the Justice Department has already signaled that it doesn't believe the FBI should investigate, per NPR. Instead, Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, appear set to present their stories before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

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