The White House delivered the new FBI background report on Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Thursday morning. The Senate will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination as the next Supreme Court Justice on Friday.
President Donald Trump ordered the investigation. The order came after Sen. Jeff Flake said he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh after the FBI completed a new investigation. His request, in turn, came after an inconclusive hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her while the two were in high school.
Also, Two other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. And while Kavanaugh denies all of the accusations, none of the parties have been able to offer irrefutable proof of their claims.
Therefore, to help clear up any doubts in Senators’ minds, the FBI questioned three witnesses whom Ford named as being present at the party where Kavanaugh supposedly groped her.
Senators now have one day to review the report. But, “There will be plenty of time for members to review and be briefed on the supplemental material,” said Senate Majority Mitch McConnell.