No ‘smoking gun’ in FBI report
WASHINGTON, DC – The US Senate moved closer to confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court yesterday after Republicans said a new FBI investigation found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump’s nominee.
As thousands of antikavanaugh protestors marched in the streets of Washington, Democrats assailed the latest FBI probe as “incomplete” and constrained by a White House determined to push through the lifetime appointment of the conservative 53-year-old judge.
“This investigation found no hint of misconduct,” Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know.”
Grassley said it was now time for the full Senate to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court – an appointment that could shift the ninemember panel to the right for decades to come.
The Senate, where Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority, could vote as early tomorrow and all eyes are on three key Republican senators who could make or break the nomination: Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Speaking to reporters after reviewing the FBI report, Collins said it “appears to be a very thorough investigation”.
Flake, a vocal Trump critic, said the FBI report contained “no additional corroborating information.”
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