US Senate on Thursday received and reviewed FBI report into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
It is not clear what the report contains and the Senate has stated that the report will not be made public.
The review comes amid pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump to confirm Kavanaugh in the face of sexual assault allegations, which he has denied.
The White House and Senate Judiciary Chairman, Chuck Grassley, said the additional interviews from the FBI show no corroboration of the allegations against Kavanaugh.
The FBI, however, is not tasked with drawing conclusions, and only provided the White House with summaries of the interviews it conducted.
The most consequential conclusions will be made by four key swing votes on Kavanaugh’s nomination: Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
A confirmation vote is expected to be held on Saturday and his appointment would tilt the court in favour of conservatives.