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Sen. Dianne Feinstein referred a letter relating to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI for investigation.

“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further,” the California Democrat said in a statement released on Thursday.

“I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities,” she continued.

The Hill reported that over the past two days Feinstein, who is the senior Democrat member on the Judiciary Committee, has declined to answer Capitol Hill reporters’ questions about the letter.

She has also refused to share the contents of the letter — which was reportedly first given to her by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. — with fellow members of the Judiciary Committee, according to The Intercept.

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“Different sources provided different accounts of the contents of the letter, and some of the sources said they themselves had heard different versions, but the one consistent theme was that it describes an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman while they were in high school. Kept hidden, the letter is beginning to take on a life of its own,” the news outlet reported.

Kavanaugh, 53, graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1983.

The woman who is the subject of the letter is being represented by Debra Katz, an attorney who works with #MeToo victims.

The New York Times reported that two officials familiar with the contents of the letter told the paper the incident involved possible sexual misconduct.

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Judiciary Committee member Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, responded with apparent skepticism about the development.

“Let me get this straight: this is statement about secret letter regarding a secret matter and an unidentified person. Right,” he tweeted on Thursday.

Cornyn told CNN that the move “smacks of desperation to me.”

In a statement on Thursday, the FBI said it has received Feinstein’s referral and included the letter in Kavanaugh’s background check file.

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The Hill reported that a bureau official confirmed no criminal investigation has been opened into the matter.

A committee vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination is slated for next Thursday, Sept. 20, with a full Senate vote expected by the end of the month.

George Hartmann, a spokesman for Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, said the senator is aware of Feinstein’s referral.

“At this time, he has not seen the letter in question, and is respecting the request for confidentiality,” Hartmann stated. “There’s no plan to change the committee’s consideration of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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