White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is holding a briefing with reporters Wednesday.
This is the first press briefing she has held in several weeks and comes amid the controversy surrounding President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Though the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Kavanaugh's nomination last week, the confirmation process is now on hold as the FBI conducts a supplementary background investigation.
Trump authorized the inquiry on Friday, giving the FBI a week to complete its work.
During a rally on Tuesday night, Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford, one of Kavanaugh's accusers, drawing condemnation from Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike, as well as the press.
Though Trump held a press conference in last week during the United Nations General Assembly, this is the first time Sanders has held a briefing since world leaders met in New York. It also will be the first since the U.S. and Canada struck a trade deal to created a NAFTA replacement for the two and Mexico.
National security adviser John Bolton is making an appearance at the press briefing, as is Linda McMahon, administrator of the Small Business Administration.