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The FBI has finished its report on Brett Kavanaugh — here's what happens next

Senators of the Senate Judiciary will be allowed to review and attend a briefing on the FBI report in the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday morning, according to reports Wednesday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The FBI report into the sexual assault allegation against President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is finished, and a schedule for how lawmakers will be able to review it has been released.

Here's what happens next

The FBI report into Judge Brett Kavanaugh will not be made public, but it will be accessible to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Thursday morning.

According to Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post, only one copy of the report is available, and senators will be able to view it in a secure room where sensitive documents are protected called a SCIF.

Republicans will be allowed to review the report and be briefed about its contents first on Thursday, for an hour beginning at 8 a.m.

Democrats will be briefed on the report for an hour starting at 9 a.m. Then more Republicans will be given the same opportunity at 10 a.m.

Democrats object, and McConnell rejects

On Wednesday, Democrats demanded that all members of Congress be allowed to review the FBI report, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) denied the request, calling it "unprecedented and irregular" to the process.

"And, in all candor, I believe it would be used to further delay this nomination — a goal about which you and your Democratic colleagues have been abundantly clear and single-minded in pursuing," McConnell added.

Also on Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) decried the limits that were placed on the FBI investigation by the Trump administration.

"The White House confirmation that it will not allow the FBI to interview Dr. Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh or witnesses identified by Deborah Ramirez raises serious concerns that this is not a credible investigation," Feinstein said in a statement.

Here's the latest on the Kavanaugh confirmation:

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