Feinstein Says There’s More That Senators Don’t Know About Kavanaugh

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tells Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to be cautious about the evolution of small, unmanned drone aircraft and the threat to American... Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tells Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to be cautious about the evolution of small, unmanned drone aircraft and the threat to Americans’ privacy, at a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 13, 2014. A dispute between the CIA and Sen. Feinstein flared into public view this week when, in an extraordinary floor speech, she accused the CIA of improperly searching a computer network the spy agency had set up for lawmakers investigating the George W. Bush-era interrogation program for suspected terrorists. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is in turmoil after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time.

Democrats are calling for a delay in a key committee vote set for Thursday. And a Republican on the panel, Arizona’s Jeff Flake, says he’s “not comfortable” voting on the nomination without first hearing from the accuser.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa is trying to arrange separate, follow-up calls with Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford before the vote, but just for aides to top members.

The panel’s ranking Democrat, California’s Dianne Feinstein, is rejecting that plan, saying there’s more that senators don’t know.

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  1. Avatar for jmacaz jmacaz says:


    There’s more senators don’t know about Kavanaugh

    So what the fuck are you waiting for? You want to get him confirmed before you tell us?

    I really don’t get this “strategy” … in fact it almost seems that she wants him confirmed

  2. yeah there’s a couple ways to interpret that message.

    One is I have some additional surprises in my possession so stand by for heavy rolls.
    Another is you fuckstick-rethugs haven’t released but 10% of the documentation so spill you bastards.

    I’m guessing more of the latter perhaps?

  3. there’s more that senators don’t know.

    They don’t care.

  4. FWIW, one objection I always had to the Anita Hill thing was that it began with an accusation made by someone who wanted to remain anonymous. It’s harsh but honest – why make it at all? I thought the Democratic staffer who talked to Hill should have closed her notebook and replied: if you won’t be identified in public, this conversation is over – for YOUR sake. You can’t charge a SCOTUS nominee with something like this and remain anonymous – period. But instead, she took Hill’s story – and Democrats leaked it to the media: ka-BOOM.

    So I want to speak up for Feinstein. She accepted that Ford wanted to keep her name out of it, until Ford changed her mind. He said/she said IS precisely how this should be resolved, with Senators voting whom they believe.

    BTW – being Democrats, they are missing the key vulnerability in Kavanaugh’s defense, that the other guy Ford said was in the room (Mark Judge), ALSO needs to be called as a witness and put under oath. He will say that he doesn’t recall the incident.

    Then he should be asked about his memoir of being a blackout drunk in high school AND – under the penalties of perjury – what being a blackout drunk means.

  5. Avatar for tao tao says:

    There is more that senators do not know mainly because they do not want to confirm p*resident fartspray’s leg humping nominee with the public aware of how twisted Kavanaugh is. They will not know more until the public learns more and they are finally forced to acknowledge that information.

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