“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Feinstein said in a statement. "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.”
NEW: Sen. Feinstein: “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court" and "referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.” pic.twitter.com/ORpIeiNhpI
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 13, 2018
"The contents of the letter have been closely guarded by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as California Rep. Anna Eshoo, who originally received the letter and shared it with Feinstein, according to sources familiar with the matter," Buzzfeed reports. "But whispers of what it contains have made the rounds across Capitol Hill over the past week."
According to The Intercept, there are "different accounts of the contents of the letter...but the one consistent theme was that it describes an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman while they were in high school."
Rumors have mentioned impropriety, including the possibility of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.
Indeed, the far right wing website RedState notes, "it appears fairly certain that the Democrats are about to accuse Kavanaugh of some kind of sexual misconduct."
SCOOP: Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have referred a letter [possibly implicating Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh in a sexual harassment/assault incident from his high school days] to the FBI.
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) September 13, 2018
And The Intercept adds: "The woman who is the subject of the letter is now being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors."
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