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.
This is now the 7th. time the FBI has investigated Judge Kavanaugh. If we made it 100, it would still not be good enough for the Obstructionist Democrats.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4 октября 2018 г.
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.
Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received by @senjudiciary Ranking Member Feinstein & I have agreed to alternating EQUAL access for senators to study content from additional background info gathered by non-partisan FBI agents 1/3— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) 4 октября 2018 г.
As the report is confidential, senators will not be allowed to talk about its content.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct committed in the 1980s by three women: Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.