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    Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court is steadily moving forward; the recent FBI probe failed to provide more clarity on the sexual assault allegations, with three senators still wavering over whether Kavanaugh should join the nation's highest judicial body.

    The US Senate held a vote on Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing sexual misconduct allegations dating as far back as the 1980s. The votes of three wavering senators, Republicans Jeff Flake and Susan Collins as well as Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, were decisive.

    The Senate voted 51-49 to limit further debate on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

    READ MORE: US Senate Approves Advancing Kavanaugh to Final Vote Amid Protests

    Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, but Donald Trump ordered an FBI background check into the accusations after a number of undecided senators pushed for the further investigation.

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    • 17:57

      US Senate Approves to Advance Kavanaugh’s Nomination to Final Vote

      Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

      US Senate Approves Advancing Kavanaugh to Final Vote Amid Protests

      The Supreme Court nominee's candidacy has been drawn out by allegations of sexual misconduct, with President Trump accusing Soros-funded protesters of trying to "make Senators look bad" by protesting in front of the Capitol and Senate office buildings amid preparations for the confirmation vote.
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      The US Senate voted 51-49 in favor of the cloture motion to set up a final vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Saturday.

    • 17:49

      Majority of US Senate Supports Advancing Kavanaugh to Final Debate, Voting Continues

    • 17:42

      Meanwhile, Protests Against Kavanaugh's Nomination Are Underway on Capitol Hill

    • 17:39

      US Senate Starts Procedural Vote on Kavanaugh's Nomination to Supreme Court

      The procedural vote to end debate on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is underway.

    • 17:37

      Senate Majority Leader: Challenges to Kavanaugh's Nomination Are Work of "Resistance."

      Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the leak of Christine Blasey Ford's letter accusing Kavanaugh of attempted rape "opened the floodgates."

    • 17:22

      Key Senator in Kavanaugh Confirmation, Republican Susan Collins Still Undecided

      Despite reports that US Senate Republican Susan Collins was going to vote for the Kavanaugh’s nomination, she herself has later announced that she would announce her decision at 3 p.m. (19:00 GMT).

    • 17:02

      Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Member, Voicing Opposition to Kavanaugh’s Nomination

      Feinstein started her speech by reviewing his judicial record, which she claimed showing he was pro-gun" and was a threat to Roe v Wade.

      "These views alone are not sufficient for me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh," she stated.


    • 16:53

      FBI Probe Finds No Corroboration of Allegations Against Kavanaugh

      Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

      FBI Probe Finds No Corroboration of Allegations Against Kavanaugh

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation was unable to corroborate the accusations of sexual assault made by two women against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to an executive summary of the FBI's probe.
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      Grassley says he does not believe the accusations against Kavanaugh: "The multitude of allegations against him have proven to be false," Grassley says.

    • 16:49

      Meanwhile, Trump Claimed Some Protesters Against Kavanaugh’s Nominations Were Paid by Soros and Others

      Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016.

      Trump Accuses Soros of Funding Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters

      The US President's statement came after police detained about 300 protesters at the US Capitol as they rallied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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    • 16:47

      Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, is Speaking About Kavanaugh’s Fitness Job.

    • 16:35

      US Senate Starts Key Vote on Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh


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