WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators received the results of an FBI probe into Judge Brett Kavanaugh and flimsy allegations of sexual assault on Wednesday evening, the same night as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled his intention to move ahead with a Friday cloture vote.
JUST IN: @GrassleyPress releases a statement on the FBI report that says in part: "This investigation found no hint of misconduct and the same is true of the six prior FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh’s 25 years of public service."
— Rebecca Shabad (@RebeccaShabad) October 4, 2018
The report itself is currently being read, in secret, by the White House and the Senate. A floor vote on the Kavanaugh nomination could reportedly come as early as Saturday, ending the most contentious U.S. Supreme Court nomination battle since Clarence Thomas’s own confirmation fight.