Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Feinstein Refers Confidential Document On Kavanaugh To FBI

Feinstein Refers Confidential Document On Kavanaugh To FBI

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

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is releasing more "committee confidential" documents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, even after a conservative judicial group filed a complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee about his earlier disclosures. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities", she continued. The letter had been relayed to Feinstein by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., the person said.

She hasn't said what the information is, but reports swirled on the margins of Congress that it concerns a woman whom Kavanaugh knew in high school, decades ago.

The potentially damning claims, which come as the Senate prepares to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, were made in a letter obtained by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic source told the New York Daily News.

The FBI has not responded to ABC News' request for comment.

Republicans are pushing to confirm Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court by October 1, when its next term begins. "At The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro highlight some of Kavanaugh's answers to more than a thousand written questions posed by senators ... in the wake of [Kavanaugh's] confirmation hearing last week". This is normal, but could mean Republicans are still working to get those moderates to agree to vote for Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh had more to say Wednesday about the moment he did not shake the hand of a Florida man whose daughter died this year in a school shooting - caught in a black and white photo that sped around social media - that made for one of the most dramatic moments of his confirmation hearings last week.

Additionally, it is being reported that Attorney Debra Katz is representing the woman who is the subject of this email.

Kavanaugh is President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee.

Kavanaugh's nomination was included on the agenda for Thursday's committee meeting, and it was expected the panel's Democratic members would request the nomination be held over for one week. But, she said, "Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen".

Senate Republicans accused Booker of grandstanding as a potential 2020 White House candidate.

"Senator Schumer promised to 'oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, ' and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation", Kupec said.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa said there was precedent for invoking executive privilege, that President Reagan invoked it on the nomination of Justice William Rehnquist to be chief justice. The controversy arose in the final stages of Kavanaugh's confirmation process, as Democrats sought to delay the process.

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