Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley announced Thursday morning that there is “no hint of misconduct” in the FBI’s report on the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“GOP Senate Judiciary chair: ‘No hint of misconduct’ in confidential FBI report on Kavanaugh sexual misconduct claims,” AP reports.
“There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know,” said Grassley, according to CNN’s Jim Sciutto.
The FBI wrapped up its investigation into the uncorroborated claims against Kavanaugh on Wednesday and gave its findings to the White House, which reviewed the report then made it available to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley was given a chance to review the report first at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The ranking Senate Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, was given access at 9 a.m.
After reviewing the report, the White House expressed confidence that its findings will result in the confirmation of Kavanaugh.
“The White House has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s supplemental background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh, and it is being transmitted to the Senate,” said White House spokesman Raj Shah. “With Leader [Mitch] McConnell’s cloture filing, Senators have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation. This is the last addition to the most comprehensive review of a Supreme Court nominee in history, which includes extensive hearings, multiple committee interviews, over 1,200 questions for the record and over a half million pages of documents. With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
President Trump has emphatically expressed his support of Kavanaugh and due process since the White House reviewed the FBI report: