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People familiar with the process said Tuesday that the FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh could wrap up very soon, well ahead of the end-of week deadline.
GOP aides on the Hill and another person familiar with the process said they were expecting the bureau to conclude its report as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Agents had interviewed at least four key people as of Tuesday in its background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh. The White House had given the bureau until Friday to wrap up the probe.
The article goes on to state the following:
Senators would then be shown the FBI’s findings, but it wasn’t clear if the public would get a look as well.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said on Tuesday the report was expected “soon” and “will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it.”
But his number two in the Senate, John Cornyn (R., Texas) said “there does need to be some sort of public statement, if not the reports themselves.” His reasoning: “since the accusations have been made public, it seems to me that people are not going to be satisfied until some public statement about what the FBI supplemental background investigation showed is made.”
The FBI is expected to conclude its Kavanaugh probe as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday, well ahead of the end-of-week deadline https://t.co/pCXtsRmmNO
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 2, 2018
Despite calls to release it to the public, McConnell says that the FBI report on the Kavanaugh investigation will follow protocol and only be shared with senators. Not the public. (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/2h2a5tKHPD
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 2, 2018
Senator McConnell: FBI report will NOT be made public.
— Carol Costello (@CarolHLN) October 2, 2018
So I’m seeing that McConnell & Feinstein are both saying FBI results will be shared only with Senators & not with the public. If so, why? If the concern is non-pertinent invasions of privacy, can’t certain names be redacted?
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 2, 2018
McConnell says the Kavanaugh FBI supplemental background investigation results will only be available to Senators (which is how the background investigation file is typically, but there had been calls for it to be public)
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 2, 2018
.@SenFeinstein indicates that the FBI report on Kavanaugh should NOT be made public: “It would seem to me that if people are going to be identified this ought to be held very close and not.”
“I think the investigation ought to be closely held,” she reiterated.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 2, 2018
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