Top Republican says ‘no hint of misconduct’ in FBI report on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary says the FBI found “no hint of misconduct” in its background investigation of sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s received a briefing from staff on the confidential report. And the Iowa Republican says in a statement that “there’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know.”

He says the FBI couldn’t find any people who could “attest to any of the allegations” against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

The FBI report was given to the Senate overnight. Senators are reading it Thursday in a secure room in the Capitol complex, but aren’t expected to discuss specific details of what they learn.

Grassley says it’s time to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. The senator calls the federal judge one of “most qualified nominees to ever come before the Senate.”

— AP

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (Republican-Iowa) arrives to review the FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, at the Capitol in Washington, on October 4, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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