The FBI , under tight control from the Trump White House spoke to 10 people …..
The two main people involved, Christie Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, seem to NOT have been interviewed….
One copy was presented to the Judiciary Committee to prevent leaks…..
The head of the committee says the report will NOT be released to the public….
Republicans have placed strict limits on viewing the document to prevent leaks, and just one copy of the report will be available at a time, a move that has infuriated some Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.
“Get this — one copy! For the United States Senate,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on Wednesday. “That’s what we were told. And we were also that we would be given one hour for the Dems, one hour for the Republicans. Alternating.”
Grassley told reporters Wednesday that the FBI’s report would not be made public, and noted that Democrats “didn’t object” to the established procedures of handling classified information in the past.
A GOP spokesman for the Judiciary panel declined to comment on Democrats’ concerns, but Republican aides indicated that viewing a single copy of such a report was standard procedure.
Nine staff members, including both GOP and Democratic members, will have access to the report and can brief those with access who do not want to read it in detail, The Associated Press reports.
Grassley was expected to view the report first, according to the AP, while others senators will follow. The report will be held in a special chamber for sensitive materials, with Republicans granted access to it in the first hour beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The Judiciary Committee said in a statement early Thursday that the FBI report will be held in the Office of Senate Security as a “security and confidentiality precaution.”
“Amidst concerns over recent leaks of sensitive or confidential information, the legal restrictions imposed by the Privacy Act and the expected interest among senators to review the information, the use of the Senate’s secure space will best facilitate access for senators,” it added. “The use of the secure space in this case will satisfy the physical custody requirements outlined in the memorandum of understanding.”….