Feinstein Turned Over A Mysterious Letter About Brett Kavanaugh To The FBI

14 September, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Grady Montgomery
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Democrats on Thursday alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.

Feinstein has not shared details about the letter beyond her statement Thursday, and no other senators on the Judiciary Committee have been permitted to see it, according to reports.

Feinstein said the person who provided the information "strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision".

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee still had a lot of questions for Kavanaugh after last week's confirmation hearing - they asked more than 1,200 written follow-up queries.

The New York Times spoke with two officials "familiar with the matter" who claimed that the information involves a woman's sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh dating back to his high school years.

The woman referenced in the letter has yet to be identified, but is being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors, according to The Intercept.

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyKavanaugh explains "abortion-inducing drugs" remark amid backlash Chuck Grassley is the point man in our judiciary remake Durbin accuses Kavanaugh of misleading senators in 2006 hearing MORE (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, has scheduled a committee vote on his nomination for September 20 at 1:45 p.m.

The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday. "There's no plan to change the committee's consideration of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", he said.

President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh, a longtime Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals judge, to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

"In that split second, I unfortunately did not realize that the man was the father of a shooting victim from Parkland, Fla.", Kavanaugh said. But, she said, "Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen".

The information Feinstein refers to in her statement reportedly came from a letter sent to Democratic representative Anna Eshoo of California.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee continues to consider Kavanaugh's nomination, Democratic senators and progressive groups are amplifying their concerns about the nominee.

"Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators - including with Senator Feinstein", Kupec said, adding that Kavanaugh sat through 30 hours of testimony.

Bottom line: some interesting tidbits for SCOTUS nerds & #appellatetwitter types, but nothing that should create problems for Judge Kavanaugh's nomination. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will set up a final confirmation vote before the end of the month, and Kavanaugh appears to have enough support.


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