BY ALEXANDER BOLTON -TheHill.com
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Thursday there’s no corroboration of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a supplementary FBI report submitted to the Senate.
“I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know,” Grassley said in a statement.
“These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations. There’s also no contemporaneous evidence,” he added.
"This investigation found no hint of misconduct...I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
Grassley made his statement after being briefed by Senate GOP staff who viewed the report.
Senators have been filing into and out of the secure compartmented information facility in the Capitol Visitor Center to view the report Thursday morning.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, declined to comment after reviewing the document.
Her staff was seen leaving the secure information facility shortly after she left.
Grassley said earlier Thursday that the panel had received the "supplemental FBI background file" for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Senators are being granted access to the results of the confidential FBI background investigation into the allegations brought forward against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford and two other women who say the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted them. Kavanaugh as denied the allegations.
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