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Sen. Mitch McConnell Says FBI Report on Kavanaugh Won’t Be Available to Public


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) said Tuesday that the results of the FBI investigation into allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh will not be available to the public. Only U.S. senators will get to read what the FBI has to say at the end of the agreed upon one-week, limited scope investigation.

According to the Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent of The New York Times.

USA Today’s Eliza Collins also wrote down a related quote from McConnell.

Here he is in a 30-second clip on CBS News saying that this is how FBI background checks are handled.

“That’s the way these reports are always handled,” he said.

NPR reported that McConnell expects for the Senate to vote on Kavanaugh this week and that senators will be able to review the FBI report on allegations against the judge.

During a speech, McConnell lamented the “tactics” of those choosing “a darker road” to bring down Kavanaugh. He said that he wished “this fight could have remained in the realm of normalcy.”

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and sexual misconduct by former Yale colleague Deborah Ramirez. Julie Swetnick also came foward with claims that Kavanaugh was seen at parties where gang rapes occurred.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied all of it.

He also accused Democrats of moving goalposts “every 5 minutes,” saying political opponents won’t be satisfied until Kavanaugh is voted down or withdraws.

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.