Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• The White House told the F.B.I. to interview anyone necessary for its inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, as long as the review is finished by Friday. Democrats had criticized the inquiry as too limited in scope. [Read the story]
• While the F.B.I. looks into Judge Kavanaugh’s past, Democrats are raising issues about his truthfulness, partisanship and temperament in the present. [Read the story]
• While an undergraduate at Yale, Judge Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a local bar, where he was accused of throwing ice on another patron, according to a police report. [Read the story]
• A former Yale classmate of Judge Kavanaugh’s, Chad Ludington, has also questioned the nominee’s honesty, saying he mischaracterized his college drinking habits during last week’s hearing. [Read the full statement]
• With Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation in jeopardy, President Trump lashed out at Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Read the story]