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    US Senate Committee: FBI Found "No Hint of Misconduct" in Probe Into Kavanaugh

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    Several women have accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, while the judge has denied all the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley has stated that the FBI had found "no hint of misconduct" in its background investigation into claims of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    The US president has reacted to the probe in a tweet.

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has stated that Trump stands "100 percent" with the Supreme Court nominee and wants the Senate to vote soon.​

    Earlier, the White House, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirmed that they had received the FBI’s report on sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

    The White House has stated that it is "fully confident" the Senate will approve his nomination, a spokesman said.

    As the report is confidential, senators will not be allowed to talk about its content.

    READ MORE: If Kavanaugh Not Confirmed, Dems to Pay 'Heavier Price in Midterms' — Journo

    Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell earlier reported of permitting the chamber to deliver a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after reading through the FBI report. The initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination is set for Friday, October 5.

    Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct committed in the 1980s by three women: Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.

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