Schumer Statement After Reviewing FBI Background Documents

October 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after reviewing the supplemental FBI background documents on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: 

“After reviewing the additional background check documents on Judge Kavanaugh, four things are crystal clear.

“First, the documents raise even more serious doubts in my mind about Judge Kavanaugh’s truthfulness.

“Second, Judge Kavanaugh stated at his hearing that the individuals at the incident involving Dr. Ford refuted her version of events. From their own public statements, we knew that to be false, and nothing in this report changes that.

“Third, it appears very clearly to me that the FBI was severely limited in which questions they could ask and which leads they could follow.

“And finally, to say that this investigation exonerates Judge Kavanaugh, or to say that this is a complete investigation, is patently false. Chairman Grassley’s claim that there is no hint of misconduct in these documents is just not true.”