Prepare for the liberal screaming. The FBI report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh is in and the White House is blaring it.
The seventh background investigation found what the prior six had – no evidence to support the allegations against Kavanaugh, according to the White House.
The report has not been made public but has now been made available to the Senate and some of the Senate staffers.
From Daily Caller:
Senators were allowed to begin viewing the FBI report from a secure location inside the U.S. Capitol beginning at 8 a.m. EST Thursday.
“With Leader McConnell’s cloture filing, Senators have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement. “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.”
He went on to say that the White House is “fully confident” that Kavanaugh will get confirmed to the Supreme Court.
What did the report cover?
From Fox News:
A source familiar with the supplemental report told Fox News it shows no evidence corroborating the allegations of sexual assault or misconduct against the nominee. Other specifics from the report were not immediately available, but Fox News is told the review included interviews with nine people, along with a sworn statement from another. This went beyond the original Senate request for interviews with four people, though the FBI did not dive into Kavanaugh’s drinking habits in high school, one area of contention, because the Senate did not formally request the information.
Ford’s attorneys attacked the report for not interviewing her.
“An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony — cannot be called an investigation,” the statement read. “We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth.”
But she already testified for multiple hours before Congress, so unless she was holding something back, why would they need to?
The FBI interviewed the witnesses she claimed, the witnesses did not support the claim. If the attornies had more witnesses who could corroborate her testimony they should have identified them to the Committee. They did not. Indeed, they held back information like the therapist’s notes which had been requested by the Committee.
The FBI not only interviewed the witnesses claimed by Ford, such as Mark Judge, they also interviewed Deborah Ramirez, the second accuser.
And whoever or whatever they did, it would never be enough for Democrats unless it came to the conclusion they support.
So now it really just comes down to the vote and if the swing senators have the courage to do the right thing and confirm him.
Reports have indicated that Sen. Mitch Mitchell has filed cloture on the matter. Cloture closes the debate on the subject. That vote will be Friday and then the confirmation vote is Saturday.
And Senator Chuck Grassley is now responding having fully read the report.
From Daily Caller:
“I trust that career agents of the FBI have done their work independent of political or partisan considerations. That’s exactly what senators from both sides asked for. Now it’s up to senators to fulfill their Constitutional duty and make a judgment.”
Grassley continued, “The Senate is not a courtroom. But our nation’s tradition of fairness still applies. A presumption of innocence is how the American justice system works and it should remain our guidepost in the Senate. Abandoning that principle would cut a sad path for the Senate as an institution.”
“Senators ought to wipe away the muck from all the mudslinging and politics and look at this nomination with clear eyes,” Grassley concluded.
“It’s time to vote,” Grassley said. “I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”