Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who last week initiated the one-week FBI background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said Tuesday that the FBI had not yet shared anything from that investigation with him.

“We have not seen any of the reporting yet,” Flake, sitting next to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), said in an interview at The Atlantic Festival.

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge — who Christine Blasey Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her — has been interviewed by the FBI, NBC News first reported Monday, citing an unnamed senior U.S. official.

The Associated Press subsequently confirmed that report, noting at 5:36 p.m. ET that Judge’s lawyer had said “his interview has not been completed.”

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“I know you’re not thinking, you never do,” President Donald Trump told ABC News’ Cecilia Vega, before refusing to field her question about the White House-imposed limits on the FBI background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump later returned to Vega to answer her question about Kavanaugh.

This post has been updated.

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