Democrats are desperate to stop Republicans from confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
They have one last card to play.
And one Democrat Senator gave a letter to the FBI that could change everything.
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein threw a Hail Mary.
She gave a letter to the FBI about a woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct back when they were in high school.
Feinstein received the letter this summer but waited until a week before his confirmation hearing to dredge up nearly 40 year old accusations against Judge Kavanaugh.
The Intercept reports:
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.
Eshoo passed the letter to her fellow Californian, Feinstein. Word began leaking out on the Hill about it, and Feinstein was approached by Democrats on the committee, but she rebuffed them, Democratic sources said. Feinstein’s fellow senators want their own opportunity to gauge whether or not the letter should be made public, rather than leaving it to Feinstein to make that call unilaterally. The sources were not authorized to speak on the record, and said that no senators on the committee, other than Feinstein, have so far been able to view the letter.
Democrats are trying to use the #MeToo movement to take down Kavanaugh and delay Trump from replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Critics find Feinstein’s 11th hour move suspect.
The Democrats don’t have the votes to stop Kavanaugh.
Their only chance is a massive scandal. But how can the FBI fairly investigate claims from nearly 40 years ago?
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.