Report: Possible End Date For Kavanaugh Investigation Sooner Than You Think

Brett Kavanaugh, In The News


by Chris White

The FBI investigation into sex assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could end as soon as Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

FBI agents have interviewed at least four key people in its background investigation into Kavanaugh after two women claimed he sexually assaulted them more than three decades ago. The White House had given the bureau until Friday to complete the investigation.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on Tuesday that the report was expected “soon” and “will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it.”

Senators will get to see the report, but it’s unclear if the FBI’s findings will be made public.

“[T]here does need to be some sort of public statement, if not the reports themselves,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters.

He added: “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 might have to burn the midnight oil if it is to finish soon, though, as attorneys for the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, claim the FBI has not reached out to their client, The WSJ noted in an earlier report Tuesday.

“We have repeatedly asked you to identify the Supervisory Special Agent responsible for this investigation, so that we could contact him or her directly. We have received no response,” Ford’s lawyers, Michael Bromwich and Debra Katz, wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Katz and Bromwich’s letter comes after reports show an attorney for another one of Kavanaugh’s accusers said he doesn’t believe the FBI followed up with the witnesses his client gave investigators during her Sunday interview.

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