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White House Confident FBI Investigation Clears Way For Kavanaugh Vote

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

The White House is confident that the results of a supplementary FBI investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh will clear the way for a vote on him, spokesman Raj Shah said Thursday morning.

“We feel very confident that when the senators have an opportunity to review this material as they have already — they’re just beginning to right now —  that they are going to be comfortable voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Shah said.

The FBI investigation looked into decades-old allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. The main probe of the investigation focused on the accusation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged that the Judge assaulted her in their teenage years. The FBI also probed the story of a woman who claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during their first year at Yale University.

Shah expanded his comments on a late Wednesday night statement confirming that the White House received the full results of the FBI investigation and were transmitting them to the Senate: “The White House has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s supplemental background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh, and it is being transmitted to the Senate. With Leader McConnell’s cloture filing, senators have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation.”

The White House spokesman continued, “With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”