Senate to Vote On Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation On Friday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arranged a key vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court for Friday. Shawn Thew / EPA

The Senate was to receive an FBI supplemental background investigation on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday night, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arranged a key vote for Friday.

If that vote passes, there will be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a final confirmation vote on Kavanaugh, perhaps as early as Saturday

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to remove her clothes and stifling her screams at a party when they were both in high school in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the claims.

After a dramatic day of testimony at a Senate hearing last week, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona requested an additional FBI supplemental background report, which the White House approved.

The supplemental background investigation report is expected to contain “302” forms of the FBI interviews, which summarize the contents of the interviews, aides and senators have said.

The FBI, which has spent only a few days on the investigation, will not be submitting a conclusion as to who’s telling the truth in the case.

Ford’s attorneys said in a statement Wednesday after McConnells’ action that the FBI supplemental investigation did not include an interview with Ford or others.

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SOURCE: Frank Thorp V and Phil Helsel 
NBC News