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White House gets FBI report on Kavanaugh; confident of Senate confirmation

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct by three women when he was in high school and college

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Brett Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh

The White House, which has received the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Thursday expressed confidence that the nominee would be confirmed by the

"The has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation's supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh, and it is being transmitted to the Senate," said Thursday.

His remarks came hours after the FBI submitted to the the report of its investigations on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct by three women when he was in high school and college. However, had directed the FBI to re-open a background investigation.

The nomination of Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the and is now to be voted by the The Senate has initiated the move and the procedural voting is likely to take place Friday.

"With Leader McConnell's cloture filing, Senators have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation," Indian-American Shah said.

This is the last addition to the most comprehensive review of a nominee in history, which includes extensive hearings, multiple committee interviews, over 1,200 questions for the record and over a half million pages of documents, Shah said.

"With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," he said.

Senators are expected to view the FBI report on Kavanaugh on Thursday.

The said that the White House after examining the FBI found no "corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct" against Kavanaugh.

First Published: Thu, October 04 2018. 17:35 IST
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