Once the FBI concludes its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the report will be viewed by senators only, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday.
> "We'll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it," McConnell told reporters.
> He added, "That's the way these reports are always handled."
> Shortly after McConnell's comments, GOP Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), McConnell's No. 2, said he expected a "public statement" on the FBI's findings but not for the report itself to be released.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said there is “growing” support among senators for releasing the FBI report publicly.
> "Why are our Republican colleagues so afraid of making this public?" he asked.
Republicans initially showed little to no support for opening an FBI investigation into allegations leveled by Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.
But Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) set the ball rolling during Friday’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote, insisting the floor vote be delayed until an FBI investigation was conducted.
The White House has allowed one week for the probe to take place.