GOP, Dems battle over secret FBI report on Kavanaugh

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to the media about the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives to review the FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — A high-stakes partisan row quickly broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found “no hint of misconduct” and Democrats accusing the White House of slapping crippling constraints on the probe.