Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., published a cryptic statement about the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as Democrats in the Senate judiciary Committee try to delay his confirmation.
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Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday, a cryptic curveball to Brett Kavanaugh, insinuating the Supreme court nominated may be cast, is guilty of a crime, to delay as Democrats in the Senate judiciary Committee are trying to its confirmation.
The vague allegation comes after the Senate judiciary Committee grilled Kavanaugh and other witnesses and is preparing to vote on sending his nomination to the full Senate. The White house is blown up, the charge is ambiguous, as a last-minute gambit.
“I have said information from a Person about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme court,” Feinstein in their surprise statement. “That individual urgently confidentiality requested, went to the front to come up or continue to press the matter, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, pointed to the Federal investigation authorities.”
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A spokesman for Feinstein declined Fox News’ to develop the application, the legislative authority of the statement, but there has been much speculation that it was a secret letter, the theme of the intrigue on Capitol Hill over the last couple of days.
The letter was allegedly Feinstein of Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., but so far, not publicly announced, the seen by senators, and the document. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said, that the letter in question, reference was made to what the FBI for further investigation.
According to a report by The Intercept, the letter was forwarded to the legislature, of an individual, associated with Stanford University and refers to an incident, the 53-year-old Kavanaugh and a woman while in high school.
The woman referred to in the letter is not yet identified, but is represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors, according to The Intercept.
Despite the turmoil over the letter, a spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said there is no plan to delay, Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Grassley put the cover of the vote on Kavanaugh for Sept. 20, and the Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh, the Oct by the start of the new court session. 1.
“Sen Grassley is aware of Senator Feinstein’s reference to” Grassley communications director Taylor Foy said in a statement. “At that time, he has not seen the letters in question, and, respecting the requirement of confidentiality. There is no plan to change the Committee’s consideration of judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
The White house, Feinstein statment attacked as an 11th hour attack on the candidacy.
“In the course of his confirmation process, judge Kavanaugh had 65 meetings with senators Feinstein has, among other things, with Senator—sat through about 30 hours of testimony, addressed more than 2,000 questions in a public setting and other questions in a confidential meeting,” White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement. “On the eve of his confirmation, Sen. Feinstein or someone the specter of the new information raised’ about him.”