Feinstein Under Fire, Makes Shocking Admission About 'Truth' Behind Accuser's Claim


California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is now facing criticism from all sides after she said she couldn’t verify the truth behind the accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before backtracking on her statement.

The allegation of sexual assault made against Kavanaugh by California professor Christine Ford was initially disclosed to Feinstein in a private letter in July, according to CNN.

In the letter, Ford initially requested the matter to remain private.

“As a constituent, I expect that you will maintain this as confidential until we have further opportunity to speak,” Ford wrote to Feinstein.

Last week, however, Feinstein publicly stated that she had received a letter detailing an accusation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, which started the firestorm surrounding Ford’s claims.

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Speaking to Fox News on Tuesday regarding the accusation, Feinstein said she could not validate Ford’s allegations, according to The Daily Wire.

Feinstein said Ford “is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted, on this. I can’t say that everything is truthful. I don’t know,” Fox News reporter Chad Pergram wrote on Twitter.

Feinstein also addressed Ford’s initial desire for the matter to remain confidential.

“I know she did not want to go public. That’s why I made the letter. That was taken out of my control,” Feinstein said according to Pergram.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took the opportunity to question Feinstein’s motives after seeing her statements about Ford’s claims.

“Now clear why top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee did nothing with allegation for months or even ask Judge Kavanaugh about it,”  Sanders said on Twitter.

Feinstein backtracked on her statements and reaffirmed that she believes the allegations are “credible.”

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“Look I believe she is credible,” Feinstein said, according to CBS reporter Alan He.

Feinstein’s statements definitely won’t help her standing with Democrats who were already disgruntled with how she has handled the release of the letter.

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Despite publicly supporting Feinstein, some Democrats privately believed her delaying release of the letter “gave Republicans fodder to accuse the Democrats of playing dirty tricks,” according to CNN.

Others on the left have been more vocal with their criticism.

The Daily Beast‘s Michael Tomasky wrote an article last week with the headline “Dianne Feinstein, What in the Hell Were You Thinking?” In the piece, Tomasky rips the senator for not releasing details of the accusation earlier.

If Tomasky was baffled at Feinstein before, just wait until he sees her saying, “I can’t say that everything is truthful.”

Feinstein’s comments are shocking in the sense that nobody would have expected her to briefly speak out of tune with the leftist mob which unquestioningly believes every accusation made against Republicans.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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