Susan Collins On FBI Probe: ‘It Appears To Be A Very Thorough Investigation’

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 3: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) heads to the Senate floor for a vote, at the U.S. Capitol, October 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. An FBI report on current allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected by the end of this week, possibly later today. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 3: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) heads to the Senate floor for a vote, at the U.S. Capitol, October 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. An FBI report on current allegations against Supreme Court nominee B... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 3: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) heads to the Senate floor for a vote, at the U.S. Capitol, October 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. An FBI report on current allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected by the end of this week, possibly later today. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a key swing vote Republicans need to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, indicated to CNN after leaving a briefing on the FBI report that was turned over to the Senate overnight that she thought the report was “thorough.”

“It appears to be a very thorough investigation,” she told CNN, but she did not say how she planned to vote on the confirmation of Kavanaugh, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to happen by the end of the week.

Collins also told CNN that she had not yet read the full report, but planned to later Thursday.

Collins’ comments on Thursday morning hold a considerable amount of weight, given her status as one of a select group of Republicans and at-risk Democrats who have been waffling on how they’ll vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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