Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh

Feinstein explains decision to keep letter making claims against Kavanaugh private

Feinstein explains decision to keep letter making claims against Kavanaugh private

The New Yorker reported the letter claims that Kavanaugh unsuccessfully attempted to force himself on her at a high school party.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

"I think you are going to see this nomination move forward", Jones said.

On Thursday California Democratic Sen.

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

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 was able to free herself. All three were minors at the time.

Anita Hill, a Brandeis University professor who is famous for testifying during Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings that he had sexually harassed her, put out a statement Friday calling for an investigation into the Kavanaugh matter. Feinstein has give the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A separate report in the New York Times said people who described the letter told the publication that the woman "considered the incident an assault".

According to The New Yorker, the letter described an alleged incident when Kavanaugh and the woman were both minors at different high schools in the D.C. area in the 1980s.

The newspaper notes they do not mention Kavanaugh by name but say she was attacked by students "from an elitist boys" school" who went on to become "highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington'. The letter noted that the signatories included women from "a broad range of political views". "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", the letter states. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities". Equally bad was the recent op-ed from a White House insider underscoring President Donald Trump's incompetence.

This has all the indicators of an 11th hour character assassination and a desperate attempt to delay and defeat the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, who has a sterling reputation in his community, his profession, his church and among hundreds of friends, colleagues and co-workers. Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen. "Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about him", White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement. A letter of this sort by itself is of no value to the public other than to confirm that the U.S. Senate now traffics in gossip. "For these and other reasons detailed below, I strongly oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court". "If they were serious about it, they should've told us about it". Dianne Feinstein. The magazine said the woman has declined to reveal her identity. The agency declined to investigate but sent it to the White House, who passed it on to all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

She said she decided in late August not to come forward as she was concerned the publicity would upend her life while not affecting Kavanaugh's confirmation.

The existence of the letter was first reported by the online news outlet, The Intercept, on Wednesday.

The support of only two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - was thought to be in question. Ginsburg was confirmed in two months by a vote of 96-to-3.

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