A Thursday schedule has been set for members of the Senate to view the FBI's supplemental background investigation report on allegations of sexual assault levied on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The judge denies these allegations.
According to NBC News, summaries of interviews conducted, otherwise known as "302" forms, will be available to senators starting at 8 a.m.
The schedule is as follows:
- 8 a.m. ET: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, gets a first look.
- 9 a.m. ET: Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will get access second.
- 10 a.m. ET: The rest of the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee will be allowed in.
- 11 a.m. ET: The rest of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will be allowed in.
- Afterwards, all remaining senators will be be allowed to examine the findings, but not their staff members.
NBC News reports that 10 staffers of the Judiciary Committee will have access to the Kavanaugh file, which the FBI latest investigation will supplement, but there will not be any electronic version available and it will not be released to the public.
The background investigation file be accessible in the Senate's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, otherwise known as SCIF.
The investigation, which was authorized by President Trump on Friday, does not make any conclusions.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set up a procedural vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to take place on Friday. If that hurdle is passed, a final vote on Kavanaugh will take place Saturday.