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Heidi Heitkamp

The fix is in for Brett Kavanaugh

The fix is in for Brett Kavanaugh

The report that really matters when it comes to the question of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court came out Thursday morning, and it’s not the one that Senators are now reviewing in a secure facility on Capitol Hill. We haven’t seen the FBI report on its investigation, if you can call it that, into the sexual assault allegations against the judge, and we may never will. But we can pretty much guess what its import will be: not much. Republicans say it vindicates him, Democrats say it doesn’t. We suspect the reality, given the limited time and scope, is that it doesn’t say much of anything we don’t already know or suspect.

The report that will make a difference...