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The US Senate could be making a final decision as early as Friday, on whether Brett Kavanaugh receives a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. On Thursday, the Senate committee received the FBI's report on allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The White House said early on Thursday, they had sent the report to the Senate.
With the spokesman saying that the White House was quote fully confident that the Senate would approve Kavanaugh's nomination. That marks a new turning point in the battle over President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee. However, several people with information on the allegations also told Reuters they were not approached by the FBI during their investigation.
That could mean the reports scope is narrower than expected by lawmakers who demanded just days ago. President Trump limited the investigation to no more than a week. On Wednesday house Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also filed a petition to for so called crucial vote.>> Here on this floor, this week.
>> If successful, would start a final 30 hour waiting period for the vote and Kavanaugh can commence, and would limit debates to eradicate his nomination. Trump's fellow Republicans only holds a 51 to 49 seat majority in the Senate, democrats were nearly unanimously against the embattled federal appeals court judge.
So Kavanaugh's fate could hinge on three GOP senators, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins. All of them have broken with their party in the past, and all three have criticized Trump for remarks on Tuesday against one of Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. At a rally Trump had imitated testimony Ford gave the Senate over her accusations Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982.
>> How did you get home? I don't remember. How did you get there? I don't remember.>> Ford's attorney said she had also not been contacted by the FBI. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusation along with allegations from two other women all dating from the 1980s.>> An elaboration or a