FBI report is finished and released to Senate

One week after testimony by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the FBI report is in and the Senate is preparing for a vote.

Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted this morning that “Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received” and it will be kept in a secure room at the Capitol for all Senators to review.

In a statement on his web site, he also said, ““I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know. ”

“These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations. There’s also no contemporaneous evidence.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a cloture motion late Wednesday evening that will set in motion the full Senate vote.

Ford’s lawyers refused to provide her therapist’s notes, telling Senator Grassley that they would only turn them over to the FBI when she was interviewed. Neither Kavanaugh or Ford were interviewed by the FBI during the background investigation, so many viewed the denial as another delay tactic.

Ford’s lawyers also sent a letter to the FBI saying, “It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh, or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you.”

Following the release of the report, President Trump tweeted “This is now the 7th. time the FBI has investigated Judge Kavanaugh. If we made it 100, it would still not be good enough for the Obstructionist Democrats.”

A confirmation vote could come as early as Friday.

 

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