The Federal Bureau of Investigation has completed its background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, government sources reported on Thursday.
The investigation, which was the seventh of its kind for the judge, came at the request of Senators after allegations of sexual assault stalled the confirmation process. The materials have reportedly been passed to both the White House and the Senate. Lawmakers will vote on whether or not to move forward, with a final confirmation vote expected to come as soon as Saturday.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation will mark a massive political loss for the Democratic Party, which has capitalized on the sexual misconduct allegations despite none of them being corroborated by witnesses.
It comes as no surprise that President Trump closely watched the hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee to the Supreme Court, that took place before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 to address allegations of sexual misconduct from when the judge was 17 years old.
In fact, millions of Americans were watching the hearing intently to see what information would surface.
After the hearing, Trump expressed his reaction on Twitter and said he found Kavenaugh’s testimony to be “powerful, honest, and riveting.”
“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him,” the president said. “His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!”
Kavanaugh’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee followed that of Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman who accused Kavenaugh of sexual misconduct that she claims took place when she was 15 years old. Her testimony took place earlier the same day that Kavenaugh testified.
Just a few days before the hearing, Kavenaugh and his wife appeared in a prime-time interview on Fox News with Martha MacCallum to discuss the allegations against the judge. In that interview, he seemed relatively low-key and mild-mannered. But his tone on Thursday was more adamant and assertive. Some sources have said that Trump had encouraged Kavenaugh to increase his intensity level for Thursday. He did just that.
After Trump said “The Senate must vote!” in his tweet, the Senate Judiciary Committee did vote the next day to advance Kavenaugh’s nomination to the full Senate to vote on whether to confirm him. However, in the aftermath of requests or even demands from various people, including Senator Jeff Flake, Republican from Arizona, to perform an FBI investigation on the allegations from Blasey-Ford, Trump the same day of that vote called for the FBI to investigate. But the investigation was limited to one week, and included gathering information from various people who could provide information on the allegations.
Various people have insisted that the FBI investigation is not going to uncover any new information that would change the status of the Kavenaugh nomination.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh will solidify a conservative majority on the high court, which has far-reaching implications for lawmakers and future presidents alike. Considering this, it’s no wonder why Democrats were willing to cling to anything they if they believed it had a chance to stall or outright cancel out Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
~ Conservative Zone