Dianne Feinstein Acknowledges Having A Secret Brett Kavanaugh Document

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Dianne Feinstein Acknowledges Having A Secret Brett Kavanaugh Document

14 September, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, during a third round on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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.

The Senate Judiciary committee released Judge Brett Kavanaugh's responses to some of the most controversial moments of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings Monday night, including an interaction with the father of a Parkland shooting victim who alleged that he ignored him and controversies surrounding his stance on abortion. "That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further", Feinstein explained. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities", she said.

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Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein sent a letter to the feds that reportedly included allegations of sexual misconduct between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters that he is aware of the situation, but declined to comment until he saw the letter itself. "Despite the endless complaints from critics, the Committee has received more material regarding Judge Kavanaugh's nomination than any nominee in history - by a wide margin", said White House Spokesman Raj Shah. "There's no plan to change the committee's consideration of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", he said. Although Kavanaugh testified in 2004 he was "not involved in handling his nomination", his emails from the White House counsel's office show he received invitations for meetings and conference calls to discuss confirmation strategies for Pryor. That prompted an uproar from Democrats, who read out loud the committee rule requiring that committee debate on a nomination can not be cut off without a majority vote that includes at least one member of the minority party.

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse "consider [s] the impact of Judge Kavanaugh's arrival on the eight other justices - on the dynamic of the Supreme Court as a whole", wondering what "the Supreme Court [will] look like when neither side has to walk on eggs to win the favor of the one in the middle". Dianne Feinstein, says she has received "information" about Brett Kavanaugh and has passed it on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement. He says the documents about Kavanaugh's work "raise more serious and concerning questions" about his honesty during his testimony before the committee. "Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about Kavanaugh. 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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