US President Donald Trump has authorised the one-week FBI investigation. But will it change anything? It’s tough to say, but expect every statement Mr Kavanaugh has made on the record in his own defence to now to be scrutinised. Devil’s Triangle? He said the reference in his bio in the yearbook referred to a drinking game. Did it? Boofing? Is it a fart joke, as he told the committee, or a reference to anal use of drugs as has been reported? Renate Alumnius? The dates on his calendar? His relationship to Professor Ford? As Americans lose faith in government institutions, this appointment to “the highest court in the land” has become a symbol of something much bigger. If he’s caught out in even one lie, it’s over.