Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

KAVANAUGH SPEAKS: Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter

KAVANAUGH SPEAKS: Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter

"I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court".

Jones said he would bring up the accusation if he gets a chance to meet with Kavanaugh and is otherwise still deliberating on his vote for the Supreme Court choice. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", said Kavanaugh's statement. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on his nomination this week, as top Republicans look to advance it to the Senate floor.

Kennedy, who sits on the judiciary committee, told Fox News Sunday Democrats had done nothing during hearings to raise the contents of a letter about the alleged assault which was reportedly sent in July to the California Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

On Thursday, Feinstein said she had received "information" regarding Kavanaugh and has passed it on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", he said.

The woman, from a nearby high school, was allegedly at a party where the youths were drinking alcohol.

On "Face the Nation" Sunday, Tillis, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he had not seen a letter sent by an unnamed female accuser to her congresswoman, Rep. Anna Eshoo. "She didn't say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh".

Watching Kavanaugh move toward a likely confirmation, she made a decision to end her effort to come forward, according to the New Yorker.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", wrote the women, who said majority had attended all-girl high schools in the area.

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Rallying to Kavanaugh's defense, 65 women who knew him in high school issued a letter saying Kavanaugh has "always treated women with decency and respect". "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", they said.

The New Yorker reported that the woman contacted Feinstein's office directly, but after interacting with Eshoo's and Feinstein's offices, she decided not to speak about the matter publicly.

The support of only two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - was thought to be in question.

Following Ford's interview with the Post, the White House insisted that administration officials believe Kavanaugh's version of the story. She said a reporter from Buzzfeed approached her outside her college classroom and another reporter was calling her colleagues.

If Collins or Murkowski should vote for Kavanaugh, he is likely to be confirmed.

Feinstein passed the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - with Ford's name redacted.

Hill said Friday, "The reluctance of someone to come forward demonstrates that even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power".

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