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Feinstein sends Kavanaugh ‘matter’ to the FBI a week before the vote
Senator Dianne Feinstein asks the FBI review letter with Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh; response to ‘The story’ of what the White house calls a delaying tactic.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh strongly denied claims with an alleged high school incident in a secret letter and turned to the FBI by sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
“I deny categorically and unequivocally, this claim. I didn’t, back in school, or at any time,” Kavanaugh, 53, said in a statement Friday.
Feinstein inflamed says controversy Thursday by releasing a statement, she turned information about Kavanaugh about the FBI. You have no Details of the indictment, and Republicans have accused her of trying to orchestrate a last-minute smear.
“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.”
Fox News confirmed that the letter with a statement about Kavanaugh, while a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland in the 1980s. A woman who was also accused in the high school at the time, Kavanaugh in the letter held her tightly and tried to force themselves on her at a party before they escape. The details were first reported Friday by the New York.
The woman also claimed that Kavanaugh was joined by a friend who turned to hide the music, their protests. But the unnamed classmates according to reports, the New Yorker said, “I have no memory.”
In the meantime, the Committee has received on Friday a letter from 65 women who said they knew Kavanaugh high school and for him to bail, as a “good person.” The letter was addressed to Feinstein and the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
“We are women, the well-known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years, and knew him while he was in high school between 1979 and 1983,” the letter, obtained by Fox News, reads. “For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time.”
The White house blasted the prosecution on Thursday as a last-minute gambit.
“On the eve of his confirmation, Sen. Feinstein or someone the specter of a new “information raised” about him,” White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement.
The accusation comes after the Senate judiciary Committee grilled Kavanaugh and other witnesses and is preparing to vote on sending his nomination to the full Senate.
A source familiar with the confirmation process, said Fox News that Feinstein received the letter back in July, but not their existence known to the public until Thursday.
The letter was allegedly Feinstein of Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., but so far, not publicly announced, the seen by senators, and the document.
Feinstein met privately with Kavanaugh on August 20, and also the question to him again and again in open and closed session, at the judiciary hearings on his nomination last week. There is no indication that the matter came up in the private meeting, or in the closed Committee meeting.
The FBI performs the background checks for all important employees of the government, including the Supreme Court nominees.
“After receipt of the information, on the night of may 12. September we it as part of the judge Kavanaugh of the background file is as per the standard process,” the FBI said in a statement. Fox News has learned that the White house would require that the Bureau follow up on the letter for the matter to be investigated further. It was not clear whether the White house had done so, as on Thursday evening.
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 Grassley said it is delaying a plan to 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.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson, Mike Emanuel and John Roberts contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.