Pelosi Files to Publicly Release Results of FBI Kavanaugh Probe

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a Sunday press release that she has filed a FOIA, or a public records request, for the FBI’s report on the sexual assault allegations leveled against newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Pelosi began her release by writing that Kavanaugh’s confirmation “has wounded the very soul of justice in our country” and commending the “dignity and bravery” of Christine Blasey Ford. “To preserve the full record of this dark chapter,” she continued, “I am filing a FOIA request so the public can see the FBI report, transcripts of interviews, instructions from the White House, and any communications to the FBI from Senate Republicans regarding the scope of the investigation. This is important to set the record straight.” So far, the contents of the report have only been made available to members of the U.S. Senate, and even they could only read the report from within the confines of a sensitive compartmented information facility. This information could resolve controversy over the depth of the investigation and the limits allegedly placed on the FBI by the White House, which Senate Democrats claimed jeopardized the integrity of Kavanaugh’s nomination.