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Collins: FBI's Kavanaugh investigation appears to be 'very thorough'

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsConservatives bankrolled and dominated Kavanaugh confirmation media campaign The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns Susan Collins and the mob mentality MORE (R-Maine) on Thursday said the FBI's reopened investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears to have been "very thorough."

“It appears to be a very thorough investigation,” she told reporters.

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Collins is considered one of a few key swing votes in Kavanaugh's confirmation process. She was among the Republican senators who supported a supplemental FBI investigation into Kavanaugh amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee.

Collins has stayed mum on how she will vote on Kavanaugh. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vowed to bring a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the full Senate this week. 

Three women — Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick — have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, allegations he has denied.

The White House last week asked the FBI to open an investigation into Kavanaugh after Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump boosts McSally, bashes Sinema in Arizona Watch live: Trump speaks at Arizona rally Mnuchin to attend anti-terror meeting in Saudi Arabia following Khashoggi disappearance MORE (R-Ariz.), another key swing vote, called for one.

Senators reviewed the FBI's final report on Thursday. 

Several GOP lawmakers have said the FBI's report doesn't provide corroboration of the allegations, including Flake. He said Thursday that he saw "no additional corroborating information" in the report.

Democrats have accused the White House of limiting the scope of the investigation and refusing to allow interviews of key witnesses, such as Ford.