Senate will get FBI’s investigation into Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday evening, McConnell says


The FBI’s supplemental background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has apparently wrapped up and the Senate will receive the results Wednesday evening, according to Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell.

McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday evening, said senators would have plenty of time to view the report. He also filed a cloture motion that paves the way for a procedural vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Friday and a final up-or-down vote on confirmation as early as Saturday.

“This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI’s supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” McConnell said on the floor. “This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh’s background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the most thorough and most exhaustive Senate reviews of any Supreme Court nominee in the entire history of our country.”

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