After days of confirmation hearings and liberal stonewalling, Senate Democrats have taken to peddling the vaguest of non-allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a Hail-Mary attempt at derailing his almost inevitable confirmation to the highest court in the land.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is now claiming that she has a document concerning Kavanaugh that could be damaging to the Trump SCOTUS pick. However, Feinstein’s so far refused to share the document – which has only been described in the vaguest manner possible – with anyone including fellow Senate Democrats, saying only that the information has been turned over to “federal investigative authorities.
“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.”
According to The Intercept, who first reported the story, the alleged document is a letter sent by a California constituent to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) that “purportedly describes an incident that was relayed to someone affiliated with Stanford University” regarding an incident that happened between Kavanaugh and a woman while both were in high school.However, the article notes that ambiguous descriptions of the so-called document have differed wildly from source to source.
The unnamed woman is now reportedly being represented by Debra Katz, an attorney who represents #MeToo victims and most recently represented one of the women who brought assault cases against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) reportedly told BuzzFeed Thursday that the matter had been referred to the FBI, but so far no one has commented on the details of the alleged incident. Senate Democrats are rumored to be peeved at Feinstein for not allowing them to view the letter or make its contents public.
Conservatives, on the other hand, have openly mocked the left’s apparent straw-grasping as an attempt to use vague language to spark the worst of rumors without releasing details or proof.
This is so vague that everyone who reads it will assume the worst.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 13, 2018
Was that the point of releasing it? pic.twitter.com/vrdHpgk6oC
A low moment for DiFi. A non-accusation accusation. https://t.co/b6HWBvxAkX— Debra J. Saunders (@debrajsaunders) September 13, 2018
I have received information concerning Dianne Feinstein. I will not inform you of the nature of this information, the source of the information, or pretty much anything about it. Suffice it to say she eats small children.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 13, 2018
Guys guess what there's a SECRET DOCUMENT/TAPE/RECORDING that will finally stop the outgroup.— Alan Cole (@AlanMCole) September 13, 2018
Unfortunately the people who have it can't share it yet, but it's totally gonna change everything.
Follow me, like, and RT as I and the other "in the know" people drop more clues!
Secret Senate inquiry: Brett Kavanaugh illegally removed the tag from his mattresses, duplicated videotapes https://t.co/QVq7L8IsA4— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) September 13, 2018
Last week, Sen. Cory Booker made waves (or rather, ripples) for releasing “confidential” documents concerning Kavanaugh’s record on racial profiling. Those documents, which it turns out were cleared for public release well before Booker “exposed” them, ended up revealing Kavanaugh’s history of…well, not being a racist.
Kavanaugh, a judge with a pretty middle-of-the-road record who’s faced heavily partisan scrutiny since first being nominated in July, is mere days away from an almost certain confirmation vote by a majority-Republican Senate.