Federal Bureau of Investigation finds 'no hint of misconduct' into Kavanaugh, Senate judiciary chair says

McConnell takes key step toward vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Earlier, the FBI delivered the results of its investigation on the sexual assault allegations to USA senators.

Mr Kavanaugh has categorically denied both claims and said he has never sexually assaulted anyone. During her testimony in front of the committee, she said Kavanaugh covered her mouth to hide her screams as he grinded on her and attempted to remove her one-piece bathing suit.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats' fears that the "very limited process" laid out for the investigation would restrain the FBI "have been realized".

Tensions have been high at the Capitol with opponents of Kavanaugh, including survivors of sexual assault, confronting senators in the halls and holding vigil across the street at the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh promised in the piece, titled "I am an independent, impartial judge", that his tone was not an indication that his open-mindedness would change if the Senate confirms him to the nation's highest court.

Senator Joe Manchin, the only remaining undecided Democrat, said he would finish reading the report this morning.

"Make no mistake, this investigation was rigged by the White House and Senate Republicans", said Sen.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at a rare White House briefing that on Wednesday night that "the President was stating the facts" at the MS rally.

The White House believes the FBI report addressed the Senate's questions about Kavanaugh, Shah told CNN, adding that the FBI reached out to 10 people in its investigation and "comprehensively interviewed" nine of them.

Several people with information related to allegations against Kavanaugh told Reuters they had not heard from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, suggesting its report may be narrower than was desired by some lawmakers who demanded it just days ago.

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But agents didn't talk to Judge Kavanaugh, nor did they interview Ms. Blasey Ford.

Meanwhile, about 3000 demonstrators have gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest, .

An initial procedural vote on Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation was expected as early as 1am today in Washington DC. And now, just weeks before the midterm elections Kavanaugh is accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college.

The bad news for Republicans: Recent polls show that a majority of women do not think Kavanaugh should be confirmed.

Kavanaugh stood by his performance during last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing at which he denied the misconduct allegations, made at the same hearing, of a California university professor.

A simple majority of 51 votes will be needed for Kavanaugh's nomination to advance. Some Republicans had said portions of the report should be released, but Corker said Thursday he no longer thought it was worth making public.

"Part of why this investigation was asked for was it gets the burden off of the Senate and drops it into the FBI's lap", Anderson asserted.

The Kavanaugh impact is much bigger for Democrats and can boost turnout in states with swing Senate and House seats in play.

Ford, who testified last week at a dramatic Judiciary Committee hearing, accused Kavanaugh of pinning her down, trying to remove his clothing and covering her mouth when she screamed.

"An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford - nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony - can not be called an investigation", they said, adding that "those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth".

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