Late yesterday, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted for the first time that she received a letter over the summer, right after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by Donald Trump. The letter contains damning information about Kavanaugh that is so bad, Feinstein immediately forwarded the letter to the FBI. Details about the letter have finally been released today.
Feinstein has not previously went public with the letter because the woman who sent it indicated that she did not want to go public. Her name and identity is still not known. The letter contains sexual misconduct allegations about Kavanaugh and reporters and other Democratic senators have known about it for weeks but could not get Feinstein to share information about it.
In the letter, a woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party while they were both in high school. The New Yorker revealed the contents of the letter this morning.
The woman is alleging that she came into contact with Kavanaugh when they were both in high school at a party. She ended up in a room with Kavanaugh, where he allegedly tried to “force himself on her.” Kavanaugh and a friend started blasting music to cover up her screaming for him to get off of her. She was actually able to get Kavanaugh off her and escape from the room.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 14, 2018
The woman says that her memories of the incident still haunt her and that she has had to seek psychological treatment as a result of it. Kavanaugh issued a denial of the claims, saying “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
I bolded the “at any time’ part of his denial because it seems strange. Why would he deny other allegations when there aren’t any? Either there are more allegations to come, or it is something else.
Disturbing enough is that Republicans knew about these allegations and don’t care. As soon as the allegations broke, they released a statement of denial from “65 women who said they supported Kavanaugh.” Time should be given to the FBI to investigate these claims.