READ: Judiciary Committee Releases Executive Summary of Report on Kavanaugh

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Posted: Oct 05, 2018 7:25 AM
READ: Judiciary Committee Releases Executive Summary of Report on Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee released an executive summary from the FBI’s supplementary background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday.

“At the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request, the FBI opened a supplemental background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh. It’s his seventh FBI background investigation in 25 years, going back to 1993. The request was for an investigation into current credible allegations against Judge Kavanaugh,” reads the opening paragraph of the document compiled by Chairman Grassley’s staff. 

The document indicates that 11 people were contacted to interview, 10 of whom followed through. Eight of these individuals were related to Ford’s allegations while two alleged eyewitnesses were from Deborah Ramirez’s allegations. The individuals interviewed had potential firsthand knowledge of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. 

Senators received 12 detailed 302 reports from the FBI on the interviews and were provided supporting materials that were cited by witnesses in the interviews. 

“The supplemental background investigation confirms what the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded after its investigation: there is no corroboration of the allegations made by Dr. (Christine Blasey) Ford or Ms. Deborah Ramirez,” the executive summary concludes.