The FBI may wrap up its investigation into misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as soon as late Wednesday, a source tells Fox News, potentially clearing the way for a final Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation within days.
The supplemental background investigation, set to be delivered to the White House, began Friday after Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., insisted on the measure in a dramatic Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday. Top Democrats had demanded the FBI interview more than two dozen witnesses as part of the investigation, saying a time-limited, narrow probe — which Flake had requested — would lack legitimacy.
But Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., characterized those requests as transparent stall tactics in a fiery floor speech on Monday.
“If you listen carefully, Mr. President, you can practically hear the sounds of the Democrats moving the goalposts,” McConnell said. He added later: “Their goalposts keep shifting. But their goal hasn’t moved an inch. Not an inch.
“Do these actions suggest this has ever been about finding the truth?” McConnell asked. “Anybody believe that?”
The uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh have faltered in recent days, as the credibility of prominent accusers Christine Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick has come under question. Democrats have increasingly focused their arguments on Kavanaugh’s temperament during Thursday’s hearing into the accusations.
Let’s hope so, because it was a complete waste of time and we all know it. The Dems will stretch this out as long as possible if they’re allowed, so let’s get on with the vote, as McConnell said he would, and not turn this into another Mueller career-long investigation.
I saw an earlier statement from Feinstein where she wants time to study the FBI reports and thinks that the information should be ‘held close’. After what she did?? Fat chance!
There wasn’t anything new to investigate, so all the FBI had to do was make a few phone calls, write a few reports and we’re done.
The Dems are out of stall tactics and will vote no anyway, so it’s time to sit down and shut up. Hopefully, McConnell pushes on this and moves faster than his usual molasses pace.