Senate Judiciary Committee Receives FBI Background File on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON D.C. — Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin reviewing the supplemental FBI background file for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday, just hours after receiving the highly anticipated report.

The file was delivered to the committee in a sealed box at 2:30 a.m. ET, according to a committee source, who also told CNN that it was placed in a vault that already holds Kavanaugh’s six other background investigation reports.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted early Thursday morning that the committee had received the report and that members of the committee would have equal access to it.

“Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received by @senjudiciary Ranking Member Feinstein & I have agreed to alternating EQUAL access for senators to study content from additional background info gathered by non-partisan FBI agents,” Grassley tweeted.

The White House also said earlier Thursday that they received the FBI’s file, which they subsequently sent to the Senate. In a statement, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: “With Leader 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,” the statement read. “With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”

Senators will review the FBI’s report Thursday before a procedural vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Friday that would possibly lead to a final vote as early as the following day.

Grassley and Feinstein agreed Wednesday that Republican and Democratic senators would be allotted equal time slots for briefings, according to a committee source. The first briefing is scheduled for Republican senators at 10 a.m. ET.

Kavanaugh’s nomination hangs in the balance a week after Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh when they were both in high school. Both Kavanaugh and the White House have repeatedly denied the allegation.

A further FBI investigation into Kavanaugh’s background was put into motion last week when Republican Sen. Jeff Flake voted to move Kavanaugh’s nomination out of the committee but called for the FBI to further investigate Ford’s claims.

13 comments

  • Jeff Woehrle

    There is NOTHING in the FBI report than backs up Ford’s wild claims.

    End this travesty! Confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

  • Rusty Knyffe

    The scariest thing is that this man’s reputation and character have been ultimately assassinated by one fact, and one fact, only: he was nominated by the current President. I don’t *like* the President, but that doesn’t mean that Kavanaugh is an extension of the Prez’s persona.

    It is very odd that this woman came forward after 40 years, even though Kavanaugh had been a judge for decades – it was ONLY when he was nominated to the Supreme Court that she came from only gawd-knows-where to make the allegations that she has. HER background is far more sketchy and nobody has even addressed that fact. To do so would be “insensitive” because SHE is the “victim,” here.

    UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTH

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      The GoFundMe for her is almost a million dollars. That’s the new way for the dems to pay off their stooges.

      • My Foot

        Tell the whole truth. Go fund me for KAV is equally as high…….. Like Fox News it is wrong to pick and choose information.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        I was responding to a post that didn’t even mention Judge Kavanaugh’s name in it. Thanks for playing though.

      • jimbrony

        I didn’t know KAV had a GFM page, but thanks to FOOT IN MOUTH I do now. Just made my sizeable contribution, and will make more if needed.

  • My Foot

    “The sound of the boys laughing when they held me down is what haunts me”…… So Trump + Trumpsters mock and laugh at this woman at a rally. ….. Have we really sunk this low?

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