Senate to see FBI’s Kavanaugh report tomorrow as McConnell paves way for vote

Senator Mitch McConnell took strides Wednesday to set up a final vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court — as it was announced that all 100 senators and a handful of their aides will be able to start reading the FBI’s report on the nominee beginning Thursday morning.

The Senate Majority Leader filed a motion for cloture Wednesday night setting up a Friday vote on whether to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination and move forward with a vote.

A final vote on the nomination could come Saturday.

Senators had delayed the vote so the FBI could run a background investigation into into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee.

The FBI’s report will be delivered to the hill no later than Thursday.

It’s unclear if the public will see it.

Senators and aides have said that the file will contain forms of interviews conducted by the FBI — but not a conclusion from the bureau about who’s telling the truth in the case.

To guard the potentially sensitive information contained in the report, it’ll be kept in a secure room. The file is a paper report and there are no electronic copies of it available, according to NBC News.

The FBI didn’t interview Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week about her allegations against him.

Meanwhile, President Trump put out a tweet supporting the judge, saying: ‘Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Trump tweeted Wednesday evening. “Look at the Energy, look at the Polls. Something very bis is happening… the country is with him all the way!”

A recent Quinnipiac poll put Kavanaugh’s support at 84 percent among Republicans, including 86 percent among GOP women. Among all voters, however, 48 percent said that the Senate should reject him, while 42 percent want him confirmed.

With Post wires

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