Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS

Republicans pressing ahead with Kavanaugh nomination despite allegation

Anita Hill called on the federal government to implement a "fair and neutral" way to investigate sexual misconduct complaints after allegations surfaced against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", said Kavanaugh's statement.

Senate Republicans insist Kavanaugh's confirmation remains on track. But the letter has inflamed an intense battle over President Trump's nominee. The New York Times reported Thursday that the letter was regarding "possible sexual misconduct" from when Kavanaugh was in high school.

The woman sent the letter about the allegation to Democratic Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of Palo Alto, and the letter was sent to the office of Sen. The allegation was made in a letter by a woman who said the incident took place in high school. They were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, started the meeting by announcing Kavanaugh's nomination would be held for a week. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

ABC News has not confirmed details of the letter's contents or seen the letter. The New Yorker did not name the woman. The letter was circulated by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect", the women said in the letter sent Friday to Senate Judiciary leaders.

A group of 65 women signed a letter attesting to his character.

The letter apparently has been in the custody of Judiciary Committee member Sen.

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On Thursday, Feinstein said she had received "information" regarding Kavanaugh and has passed it on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Kavanaugh's nomination has divided the Senate, and the new information complicates the process, especially as key Republican senators, including Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, are under enormous pressure from outside groups seeking to sway their votes on grounds that a Justice Kavanaugh might vote to undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling.

As bad as the allegation about Kavanaugh is (and one is justified in questioning its veracity under the circumstances), the use of an anonymous document to undermine him is terrible.

A full vote by the Senate is expected by the end of the month.

The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday.

According to CNN.com, "Kavanaugh physically pushed her into a bedroom, the accuser said". Insurers offer help to hurricane-impacted areas MORE (@SenatorDurbin) September 15, 2018The American people deserve to know who Judge Kavanaugh is, but Republicans are trying to rush through this nomination while concealing critical parts of the nominee's record. The agency said that is its standard process. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result. The spokeswoman said the office has a confidentiality policy regarding casework for constituents. "Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about him", White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement. Thomas denied the allegations and he was confirmed to the bench.

Hill said Friday, "The reluctance of someone to come forward demonstrates that even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power".

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