Sen. Feinstein feels the heat under GOP’s proposed plan to investigate her office

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While the media is all over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, uncovering scandalous actions like he once threw ice at someone in a bar, there seems to be no intellectual curiosity on their part to how accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s letter was leaked.

A letter that was in the possession of Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., chief architect of the 11th hour ambush of Kavanaugh, who may now have reason to be nervous.

Republicans plan to investigate Feinstein’s office to determine whether they leaked Ford’s confidential letter, according to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Feinstein has denied that she or any of her staff is responsible for the letter getting out to the press.

 

As for her repeated denials, President Trump mocked Feinstein for her theatrics at a rally in West Virginia over the weekend.

 

Feinstein did push back against the GOP on the news her office will be investigated in a statement released on Monday.

“President Trump and Senate Republicans are trying to deflect attention from Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations by saying my staff or I leaked the letter from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — they’re wrong,” said the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.

“I honored Dr. Blasey Ford’s request for confidentiality,” Feinstein added. “It was only when reporters were knocking on her door that I referred the letter to the FBI. At no point did I or anyone on my staff divulge Dr. Blasey Ford’s name to press. She knows that and believes it, for which I’m grateful.”

She then tried to flip the narrative, inaccurately saying that she was criticized for not releasing the letter she held all throughout Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

“I find it interesting that the same critics who last week condemned me for not releasing Dr. Blasey Ford’s letter against her wishes are now suggesting I did leak the letter,” Feinstein stated. “Throughout this process I acted in strict accordance to the wishes of the survivor.”

But the criticism was more specific to informing the Judiciary Committee of the very serious accusation to allow it to be properly investigated, instead of springing it at the last moment.

During his appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Cotton said Democrats “betrayed” Ford.

“She has been victimized by Democrats … on a search-and-destroy mission for Brett Kavanaugh.”

There is a bit of a problem with the GOP plan to investigate Feinstein, according to McClatchy, regardless of who leaked the letter, it isn’t a crime, or even a violation of Senate rules.

As for the court of public opinion, her media allies will be sure to keep a fat thumb on the scales of justice.

Oh, by the way, now that Democrats have the FBI investigation they wanted, they’re calling for it to be expanded — all of which proves there’s no winning with this cabal.

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