On Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein attempted a last ditch effort to derail the confirmation of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she had incriminating information on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Feinstein revealed that she turned the information over to federal investigators, namely the FBI.
“I have received information from an individual concerning that nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” said Feinstein. “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 the federal investigative authorities,” closed Feinstein.
The FBI has already rejected the letter and stated they will not be conducting any investigation pertaining to the claims made in the letter, delivering a powerful blow any allegations made therein.
Speculation surrounding the contents of the letter has been rampant, going so far as to suggest that Kavanaugh may have committed a sex crime, though no evidence has been introduced to suggest as much.
The Guardian is reporting that they have spoken to a source with knowledge of the letter’s contents. The events in question supposedly took place at a party when both parties involved were just 17-years-old. Allegedly, Brett Kavanaugh and a male friend of his locked a female in a room, making her feel threatened however, she was able to exit the room with little trouble. The Guardian has not yet been able to verify this information however, this seems to be the more accurate depiction of the letter’s contents at this point in time.
This morning, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer are reporting in the New Yorker that the incident was much more serious than what the Guardian has reported.
According to Farrow and Mayer, the letter states that Kavanaugh, while at a high school party, allegedly held the woman down and forced himself upon her after he and a friend turned up the music as to drown out her dissent. The anonymous author also claims that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hands however, she was able to break free and flee.
The New Yorker article offers no evidence to support these allegations and there was never a report lodged with the local police department detailing any such incident.
Meanwhile, Brett Kavanaugh has made a strong defense against the claims made within the letter. “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time,” said the Supreme Court Justice nominee.
A new letter supporting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has started making the rounds in Washington and has since been forwarded to the Judiciary Committee. 65 women have signed onto the letter.
“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983,” the letter reads.” For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Thursday September 20, which will put his confirmation to a full Senate vote in the last week of September.
As of right now, it appears these new allegations from 35 years-ago, none of which carry any supporting evidence, have not derailed the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is still heavily favored to be confirmed to the highest court in the United States of America.
In closing, Brett Kavanaugh prominently denied the allegations in his own name and in his own words, no anonymity. But nobody is able to vet the credibility of his accuser because she refuses to put her name behind the accusation or to even let the allegation to be known publically. Couple this fact with how fast the FBI dismissed the anonymous letter and one is led to believe that credibility is not a word that can be associated with the Feinstein letter.
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