California Democratic Rep. Dianne Feinstein has released a frustratingly obscure statement about a letter in her possession which allegedly accuses Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh of “an incident involving Kavanaugh and a lady though they have been in high university,” reports The Intercept.
“Senate Judiciary Committee have privately asked for to see a Brett Kavanaugh-associated document in possession of the panel’s leading Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, but the senior California senator has so far refused, in accordance to a number of resources common with the situation.” –The Intercept
The letter reads:
“I have received details from an unique about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That particular person strongly requested confidentiality, declined to appear forward or push the make any difference more, and I have honored that decision. I have, nevertheless, referred the issue to federal investigative authorities”
This is so obscure that everyone who reads it will think the worst.
Was that the position of releasing it? pic.twitter.com/vrdHpgk6oC
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 13, 2018
So Feinstein would not exhibit her colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, having said that she did forward the allegations to the FBI, one week prior to the Judiciary Committee is established to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
In accordance to the New York Times, the incident concerned attainable sexual misconduct.
NEW: Two officials common with the subject say the incident comprehensive in the Feinstein letter associated achievable sexual misconduct among Choose Kavanaugh and a girl when they were equally in higher school.https://t.co/6UI9DSPiMJ
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) September 13, 2018
Two officers acquainted with the subject say the incident associated achievable sexual misconduct in between Decide Kavanaugh and a lady when they were equally in higher school. –NYT
The Intercept reports that the letter took a “circuitous route to Feinstein,” linked to anyone affiliated with Stanford College, who authored the letter “and despatched it to Rep. Anna Eschoo,” a neighborhood Democrat.
Eshoo handed the letter to her fellow Californian, Feinstein. Word began leaking out on the Hill about it, and Feinstein was approached by Democrats on the committee, but she rebuffed them, Democratic sources mentioned. Feinstein’s fellow senators want their personal possibility to gauge no matter if or not the letter should really be produced general public, relatively than leaving it to Feinstein to make that get in touch with unilaterally. The sources had been not authorized to converse on the document, and explained that no senators on the committee, other than Feinstein, have so considerably been ready to watch the letter. –The Intercept
Meanwhile, the anonymous accuser has reportedly lawyered up and is being represented by whistleblower attorney Debra Katz, who is also counsel to Weinstein business executive Irwin Reiter, along with two women who allege former NPR information exec Michael Oreskes sexually harassed them.
Cristiana I know Brett Kavanaugh nicely. If there experienced been an difficulty it would not occur at the last 2nd. It really is how the Dems play the video game. https://t.co/nW9krDRU6l
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) September 13, 2018
Democrats now claim to have a cryptic letter insinuating a #MeToo accusation from Substantial School towards Brett Kavanaugh. The accuser is nameless. This sounds like an outrageous last ditch desperate smear devoid of any supporting evidence.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 13, 2018
Sen. Feinstein announces a non-distinct accusation from an anonymous individual from Kavanaugh at the 11th hour of his confirmation approach.
Feinstein ought to have been jealous of Kamala’s modern push coverage. They will cease at very little to tarnish Kavanaugh.
This is pure evil.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) September 13, 2018
Dems are being extraordinarily restricted-lipped about secret Kavanaugh letter, deferring to Feinstein when questioned about it. Former Judiciary chair Leahy sticks up for her handling of the issue:
“She’s not a individual who’s hoping to smear any individual. She’s a man or woman who has to do her career”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) September 13, 2018