Brett Kavanaugh 'Secret Letter' from Dianne Feinstein Includes Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

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The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until next week, and made a decision to vote on his nomination for September 20 at 1:45 p.m.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee brushed aside a flurry of Democratic attempts to delay the consideration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, sticking with a schedule that could see him confirmed by October 1.

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee still had a lot of questions for Kavanaugh after last week's confirmation hearing - they asked more than 1,200 written follow-up queries.

"Not until the eve of his confirmation has Senator Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about him", Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement.

"Multiple sources have told HuffPost that the document in question is a letter sent to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) that concerns a decades-old incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman", the publication writes.

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he has no plans to delay the vote. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - who previously voted for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have requested to view the document, but Feinstein has refused to give her colleagues access.

Instead of condemning the outrageous tactics of Judge Kavanaugh's opponents, and announcing their support for an objectively extraordinary nominee, Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly, McCaskill, and Nelson are standing on the sidelines while Judge Kavanaugh's opponents resort to bribes, smears, and physical threats.

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Democrats are fighting Kavanaugh's nomination and decrying the process that Republicans used to compile his government records for review. Sen. The outlet said it reached out to her last week and that she declined to comment.

And The Intercept adds: "The woman who is the subject of the letter is now being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors".

The flood of new documents comes as the Judiciary Committee is set to meet Thursday to consider Kavanaugh's confirmation, a vote that is expected to take place later this month.

Kupec pointed out that throughout his 25 years of public service, Kavanaugh has been vetted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation repeatedly. But on Thursday, the White House decried news of the letter as an attempt to delay the confirmation.

In short, Feinstein's announcement could very well be a bad-faith move, or it could be raising a genuine issue that is worth discussing but ultimately does not disqualify Kavanaugh, or it could relate to something very bad.

Feinstein had sought a subpoena for documents from Kavanaugh's time as Bush's staff secretary. They show Kavanaugh's involvement in judicial nominations, including for some controversial judges.