The Democrats have just pulled the dirtiest trick in the playbook on the Kavanaugh confirmation.
It starts with Senator Hirono of Hawaii.
“Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?”
“Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?”
Today we find out this:
The contents of the letter have been closely guarded by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as California Rep. Anna Eshoo, who originally received the letter and shared it with Feinstein, according to sources familiar with the matter. But whispers of what it contains have made the rounds across Capitol Hill over the past week.
The attention on it burst into the public when The Intercept published a report on the rumors surrounding the letter on Wednesday.
“This matter has been referred to the FBI for investigation,” Sen. Dick Durbin told BuzzFeed News when asked about the letter on Thursday.
In a statement later Thursday, Feinstein confirmed that she had referred the letter to “federal investigative authorities.”
“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Feinstein said. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
The letter took a circuitous route to Feinstein, the top-ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. It purportedly describes an incident that was relayed to someone affiliated with Stanford University, who authored the letter and sent it to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat who represents the area.
Different sources provided different accounts of the contents of the letter, and some of the sources said they themselves had heard different versions, but the one consistent theme was that it describes an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman while they were in high school. Kept hidden, the letter is beginning to take on a life of its own.
The woman who is the subject of the letter is now being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors. Joseph Abboud, an attorney at Katz’s firm, said that the firm was declining to comment. Emma Crisci, a spokesperson for Eshoo, declined to comment on the letter her office sent to Feinstein, saying that the office has a confidentiality policy when it comes to constituent casework. A spokesperson for Feinstein did not respond to requests for comment.
There you have it. More than 33 years ago, Brett Kavanagh may have been inappropriate with a girl. We have no idea what that was, because details have not be provided, but it is being left up to our sordid imaginations.
Enter Senator Hirono’s question: “Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?”
Well… if Kavanaugh was 18 in high school then he would be a legal adult. If this woman accuses him of doing something that today qualifies as harassment, regardless of what the social standards were 33 years ago, than by answering the Senator’s question with “no” he committed perjury.
This is the dirtiest trick they could play.
Watch it, a Democrat is going to mention perjury regarding the Hirono question before the end of the week.
They have had this shit planned from the beginning. It was a perjury trap and Kavanaugh and the rest of the GOP who just aren’t as conniving as the Democrats fell right into it.