Dianne Feinstein Refers Letter About Brett Kavanaugh To FBI

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein turned a mysterious letter regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over to the FBI.

According to Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, top Democrat Dianne Feinstein is closely guarding a letter regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that the California senator refuses to share with her colleagues.

Feinstein has since stated that she turned the letter over to federal investigators.

The Intercept reported Wednesday that the documents contents remain unclear and sources familiar with the matter have given a variety of descriptions:

> The specific content of the document, which is a letter from a California constituent, is unclear, but Feinsteins refusal to share the letter has created tension on the committee, particularly after Feinstein largely took a back seat to her more junior colleagues last week, as they took over Kavanaughs confirmation hearings with protests around access to documents.

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> The letter took a circuitous route to Feinstein, the top-ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. It purportedly describes an incident that was relayed to someone affiliated with Stanford University, who authored the letter and sent it to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat who represents the area.

Though accounts of the letter differ, one consistent theme is that it describes an incident during Kavanaughs high school days and involves a woman.

> The woman who is the subject of the letter is now being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors. Joseph Abboud, an attorney at Katzs firm, said that the firm was declining to comment. Emma Crisci, a spokesperson for Eshoo, declined to comment on the letter her office sent to Feinstein, saying that the office has a confidentiality policy when it comes to constituent casework. A spokesperson for Feinstein did not respond to requests for comment.

Feinstein responded to the controversy Thursday, saying in a statement:

> I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities, she said.

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Robert Heckler
Robert Heckler

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More possible scandal about Republican nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. This man must be blocked or the S C becomes just another corporate rubber stamp.

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