The FBI report on the supplemental background check on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be made public before the Senate votes on the nomination on Saturday.

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FBI reports on administrative and judicial nominees are generally confidential, but given the very public debate over this nominee and the allegations that have been made about him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the public deserves to know what new information, if any, was uncovered by the FBI.

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It is only a matter of time before the confidential report or select portions of it is leaked to the press. Besides, the public deserves to know whether or not charges made against Judge Kavanaugh have merit.

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No issue has divided the nation quite like this in quite some time, and for that reason, full disclosure is necessary. Let the public see the supplemental report on Dr. Ford's allegations against Judge Kavanaugh before a vote is taken on Saturday.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.