The Associated Press article A sexual abuse allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and that committee is expected to issue a report in coming weeks.
The report could be released in the coming days, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
The senators are also expected to investigate whether the Supreme Court justice sexually assaulted or assaulted another woman, and whether his actions were inappropriate.
The Senate Judiciary panel has been working for months on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, including interviewing people who knew him as a lawyer and as a jurist, and has begun interviewing people close to Kavanaugh, according a source familiar with its investigation.
The panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has expressed concern about what she calls the “vast majority” of the allegations and said she expects the report to confirm or deny Kavanaugh’s guilt.
The committee has received nearly 500 complaints from women who say they were sexually assaulted as young children, but the panel’s Democratic leader, Sen., Chuck Schumer, D.N., has said that the committee will not make public the names of any of the accusers.
The allegations against Sen. Joe Manchin, D.-W.
Va., have been largely the same, with a handful of notable exceptions.
The senator has said he has “a very good relationship” with the accuser.
In a statement, Manchin said he hopes the committee’s report will be “a fair and thorough investigation” of what happened, but that he hopes it will not come to conclusions that will result in criminal charges.
He has been a staunch critic of Kavanaugh’s accusers, saying in January that Kavanaugh was a “pathological liar” who has “made a mockery of the judicial process” and “failed to follow the law.”