The FBI has completed its background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, reopened last week in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee by Christine Blasey Ford and briefed Senators on their findings Thursday morning. Will it change anything?

As senators Democrat and Republican rushed from the room where the confidential report is being securely held to briefing rooms to share their opinions with the press, the initial indication was: not much, no. Republicans who previously said an FBI investigation was unnecessary argued that the bureau’s nine witness interviews had revealed no new evidence of Kavanaugh’s guilt.

“There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who argued throughout the confirmation process that it was the committee’s responsibility, not the FBI’s, to assess the accusations against Kavanaugh, said in a statement Thursday morning. “These uncorroborated allegations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations . . . It’s time to vote.”

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats protested the limited scope of the FBI’s investigation, alleging that the White House had interfered with the bureau to keep them from unearthing new and damaging information about Kavanaugh. The White House has denied this allegation.

“The most notable part of this report is what’s not in it,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told reporters. Feinstein took issue with the fact that neither Kavanaugh nor his primary accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, were interviewed by the FBI, despite the fact that both publicly testified for hours last week. “It looks to be the product of an incomplete investigation that was limited,” she said. “Democrats agreed that the FBI’s scope should be limited. We did not agree that the White House should tie the FBI’s hands.”

So it looks like anyone who still entertained hopes that handing the investigation over to the FBI would heal the partisan wounds Kavanaugh’s nomination has aggravated will walk away disappointed. But it may have done enough to convince wavering swing-vote Republicans that they’ve done their due diligence in investigating the assault claims. Senator Susan Collins told reporters Thursday that the investigation appeared to be “very thorough,” though she had not yet read the whole thing.