Here’s what senators are saying about the FBI’s Kavanaugh report

· October 4, 2018  
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The FBI’s report on its investigation into the allegations of sexual assault made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been released to members of the United States Senate. The report was not released to the public.

CRTV congressional correspondent Nate Madden has been gathering reaction from members of the Senate. Republicans say that the FBI report demonstrated that there is no corroborating evidence to support the accusations against Kavanaugh. Democrats are largely criticizing the FBI investigation itself, complaining that it was “limited” and “incomplete.”

Here’s what Republican senators are saying:

In a press conference about the report, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters “the most notable part of this report is what’s not in it.” She complained that the FBI did not interview Kavanaugh or his accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

“Candidly, what we reviewed today in very limited time … looks to be a product of an incomplete investigation that was limited,” Feinstein said.  She accused the White House of preventing the FBI “from doing its job.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also criticized the “limited process” at the press conference.

“We had many fears that this was a very limited process that would constrain the FBI from getting all the facts. Having received a thorough briefing on the documents, those fears have been realized,” Schumer said.

Other Democrats are echoing party leadership:

Madden points out that amid all of the hullabaloo over the report, the only senators with opinions that matter are the five moderates who were undecided on Kavanaugh and wanted an FBI investigation to be completed before they made up their minds.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters earlier that the FBI investigation “appears to be a very thorough investigation,” possibly signaling that she is satisfied with its findings.

The Senate will vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Saturday.


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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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