The Committee also noted that it sent a number of people to the Justice Department for review. This process doesn't look like it will be ending anytime soon, and will continue to expose the dirty tactics used to take down a well-qualified candidate. Justice Kavanaugh is now a deserved member of the Supreme Court.
On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a 414-page document presenting its summary report and exhibits regarding the allegations of sexual misconduct against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In the 28-page summary of its findings, the committee explained that after speaking with 45 individuals and taking 25 written statements, it did not find "any evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations" against Kavanaugh.
"The revelation of last minute allegations tested the committee in many ways," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a statement Friday. "But these investigative efforts rose to the occasion and were critical to helping us obtain the truth. This was a serious and thorough investigation that left no stone unturned in our pursuit of the facts. In the end, there was no credible evidence to support the allegations against the nominee."
In its announcement of the report, the committee notes that its investigators "spoke with 45 individuals and took 25 written statements relating to the various allegations made in the course of the Supreme Court confirmation process." Citing the supplementary FBI investigation ordered by the committee, the committee states that neither found "any evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations."
"Despite the Committee’s best efforts to ensure a timely and thorough review, an eleventh-hour news report released the day before a scheduled Committee vote on Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination disrupted the Senate’s exhaustive confirmation process," the committee states after summarizing the extensive background review of nominee it conducted. "On September 12, 2018, the media reported that Ranking Member Feinstein possessed a letter from an unidentified woman detailing an incident involving her and Justice Kavanaugh when they were in high school. As details of that allegation unfolded, the Committee’s Majority Nominations Unit paired with the Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Unit to investigate the allegations. These joint efforts, with up to 40 attorneys, law clerks, and other professionals from the Chairman’s staff, continued over the following month as the Committee received several additional allegations of sexual misconduct."