Feinstein forwarded Kavanaugh allegations to investigators

Friday, 14 Sep, 2018

An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment. Eshoo then referred the letter to Feinstein.

Under those guidelines, any senator who releases confidential information is subject to be expelled.

"Senator Schumer promised to 'oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, ' and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation", Kupec said. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said in a statement.

"Not until the eve of his confirmation has Senator Feinstein or anyone raised the spectre of new "information" about him".

The letter which Feinstein turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was passed along to her by Calif. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D), and both members of Congress are remaining tight lipped about what it contains.

Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), a group backing Kavanaugh's nomination, blamed Democrats for not speaking up about the harassment. Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh by the start of the new court session October 1.

For The Washington Post, Eli Rosenberg detects signs that an "unusual crowdfunding campaign" by "a group of liberal activists in Maine" soliciting pledges to be contributed in 2020 to a Democrat challenging Sen.

"We lack the time". Jordain Carney reports at The Hill that "Senate Democrats will move forward this week with suing to get access to documents tied to ..." He called it a "badly broken process". It also excluded any documents Democrats wanted to see from Kavanaugh's time as Bush's staff secretary. It was one of several hot-button topics on which he declined to comment because he said he did not want to compromise his judicial independence on a case that could come before him in court.

Republicans on the panel rejected the motion on a party line vote.

The 28 new documents released late Wednesday are from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration.

The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday. He said he did not realize that the man who touched his arm was Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting in February and a guest of committee ranking member Sen. Eventually, some 267,000 pages were made public and 174,000 were held as committee confidential. Wednesday's disclosure brings the total to 75.

When asked for comment, Feinstein declined to discuss the matter or offer any details about the contents of the letter, whose existence was first reported by the Intercept and BuzzFeed. Judicial Watch said Booker admitted to the violation of Senate rules against disclosing "secret or confidential business or proceedings" in a September 7 tweet, and with a Facebook post September 9.

Booker has welcomed the fight. He says the documents about Kavanaugh's work "raise more serious and concerning questions" about his honesty during his testimony before the committee.