Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a statement a few minutes ago that said she has sent a letter she received on Brett Kavanaugh to “federal investigative authorities”:
NEW: Senator Dianne Feinstein has referred information she received from an individual regarding Judge Kavanaugh "to federal investigative authorities."
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) September 13, 2018
According the the statement, the individual “declined to come forward or press the matter further,” but Feinstein referred the letter anyway:
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 13, 2018
BuzzFeed is reporting that the letter was sent to the FBI:
— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) September 13, 2018
Nobody seems to know exactly what’s in the letter, but it’s rumored to involve “a decades-old incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman”:
“Multiple sources have told HuffPost that the document in question is a letter sent to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) that concerns a decades-old incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman.”https://t.co/rH2oMOVxte https://t.co/RFWDgSp11F
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) September 13, 2018
The Intercept reported yesterday that it’s from when Kavanaugh and the woman were in high school together:
So the Dianne Feinstein letter is reportedly a fourth-hand telling of a story that dates back to when Kavanaugh was in high school. If this is the new Senate standard, how many people have we disqualified from public service? https://t.co/Y427fCV4ps pic.twitter.com/BcweuQNsaU
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 13, 2018
Feinstein has not shared the contents of the secret letter with other Dems on the Judiciary Committee:
Dianne Feinstein withholding Brett Kavanaugh document from fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats https://t.co/w1HWVQSuDi
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) September 12, 2018
We’ve been through this before:
Feinstein's secret letter reminds me of Harry Reid's secret Mitt-never-paid-taxes source.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 13, 2018
Because this smells like a “stunt”:
Been away from Twitter this AM…do I really need to pay attention to this dumb Feinstein/Kavanaugh stunt?
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) September 13, 2018
To be continued:
So there’s a super secret letter, not shared w/ R’s, that cannot be commented on by the people confirming its existence — & could involve an alleged incident (no details) that might or might not have occurred in the early 80s, when Kavanaugh was in high school. Seems legit. ?
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 13, 2018