Key senators undecided ahead of vote on Kavanaugh

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But Democrats said the five-day inquiry was "incomplete" because it was limited by the White House. That means if just two Republicans voted against Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation it would be defeated, provided the party's political opponents all voted against.

Mr Kavanaugh looks likely to confirmed to America's top court after positive comments from two wavering lawmakers about an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on accusations of sexual misconduct by the judge.

Capitol Police have begun arresting about 300 protesters who staged a sit-in on the floor of a Senate office building's atrium.

Thousands of mainly female demonstrators marched on Thursday through the nation's capital, starting at the appeals court where Judge Kavanaugh now presides.

At a signal from organizers, the group began holding up signs and chanting.

Ford, who testified before the judiciary committee in Washington on September 27, alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, when they were high school students.

Others later held a sit-in the Senate's Hart Atrium.

There was another protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City.

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At senators behest, the FBI investigated and the agency's latest report Thursday did not corroborate "any of the sexual misconduct allegations against" Kavanaugh, said Majority Leader and Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, according to the Associated Press. But The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday that Leland Keyser was being pressured by "allies" of Dr. Ford to change her statement on the allegation against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

The shares then fluctuated between 26 cents and 69 cents in the lead-up to Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee - and closed at 74 cents on the day of the hearing, where he forcefully denied the allegations.

A major procedural vote in the Senate is scheduled to take place on Friday morning on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, as three of four key moderate swing-vote senators are "trying to get to yes", a GOP source told Fox News.

The FBI report, sent by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the middle of the night on Thursday, was denounced by Democrats as a whitewash that was too narrow in scope and ignored critical witnesses.

"I think women are going to turn out in very big numbers to express their opinion", Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, told reporters on Wednesday.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Trump administration was "fully confident" Kavanaugh had the necessary support.

The Senate is split 51 Republicans to 49 Democrats and independents.

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Republicans control the Senate by a razor-thin margin, meaning the votes of those two could be crucial in securing Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"No additional corroborating information" was found in the FBI supplemental background investigation, said Flake.

Another GOP lawmakers who has publicly taken no stance, Susan Collins of ME, also called the probe "a very thorough investigation" and said she'd read the documents later.

"This is all being done because they're afraid they're going to lose Roe v Wade", he said, referring to a 1973 judgment that paved the way for legal abortion in the USA, which analysts say is imperiled if conservatives gain a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court.

"It's time to vote", said Republican Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley on Thursday.

Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) had been undecided on Kavanaugh, but Flake and Collins both said on Thursday that the report seemed "thorough", hinting that they would vote to confirm the judge.

During his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he shocked many observers by accusing Democrats of trying to destroy him in a "political hit" created to avenge Hillary Clinton's 2016 election loss.

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