FBI interviews more of Kavanaugh's high school classmates

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The FBI interviewed more of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's friends from high school on Tuesday as part of its investigation into allegations of sexual assault made against the judge, people with knowledge of the matter told The Washington Post.

One of the people interviewed was Tim Gaudette, who attended Georgetown Prep with Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh brought his old calendars to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, and noted that on July 1, 1982, he went to a party at Gaudette's house, which was of interest to members of the panel. The FBI also finished an interview with Mark Judge, another Georgetown Prep friend, who Christine Blasey Ford said was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers.

The FBI was given one week to investigate allegations made by Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party when they were at Yale. The investigation is being led by the Security Division of the FBI, which is part of the Human Resources branch, and on Sunday, Ramirez was interviewed by two agents. Her attorney, John Clune, tweeted that it was a "detailed and productive interview," and Ramirez gave the agents the names and contact information of more than 20 witnesses.

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Clune said as of Tuesday, he does not believe any of those people have been called. "Though we appreciated the agents who responded on Sunday, we have great concern that the FBI is not conducting — or not being permitted to conduct — a serious investigation," he said. Ford's attorneys also expressed bewilderment at the fact that FBI agents haven't contacted their client. The FBI has until Friday to finish the inquiry.

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