Sen. Feinstein Denies Kavanaugh Leak

Pearl Mccarthy
October 11, 2018

Republicans are hoping Kavanaugh's confirmation has helped to energize the conservative base and expose Democrats for their strong-arm tactics to keep President Donald Trump from naming a new justice to the Supreme Court. Feinstein denied her office was the source of the leak. "Do you believe it?"

Trump has repeatedly said that putting conservatives on the court-Kavanaugh is his second appointment-was among the top goals of his presidency. In other words, did she leak it? "I don't want to get sued - 99 percent", Mr. Trump told the crowd of about 9,000. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who withheld an unsubstantiated accusation against Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings were concluded.

In a statement to the Hill, Feinstein called Trump's remarks "ridiculous and an embarrassment".

The misconduct complaints concern Kavanaugh's answers about his work in the George W. Bush administration and his comments about Democrats using allegations of sexual assault against him, according to the Post. "And they work real hard, too", the Republican Iowa senator told the Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network. "Even the reporter who broke the story said it wasn't me or my staff", Feinstein continued.

The president was in Council Bluffs to address a crowd at the Mid-America Center as he continues his rallies in advance of the midterm elections.

Then, just as his confirmation seemed inevitable, 11th-hour allegations emerged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl while at high school and exposed himself to a female classmate at an alcohol-fueled dorm party at Yale University. "The Supreme Court is an institution of law - it is not a partisan or political institution".

"To the men and women of the United States Capitol Police and all the other law enforcement officers who kept members, staff and citizens safe, even in extremely hard and often hostile circumstances, we really can't thank them enough", he said in his opening remarks on the Senate floor.

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"You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said to Kavanaugh.

"He'll have a two-year Trump presidency", Grassley said. "Noooo", Trump said, waving his hands around. "What the Democrats did to Brett and his family is a national embarrassment, a national disgrace". The EPA now bans the high-ethanol blend, called E15, during the summer because of concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days.

After an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe - which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House - also found nothing new, Kavanaugh was finally voted into the coveted post.

"I made that promise to you during the campaign". "Promises made; promises kept". He charged without offering evidence that if Democrats take control of Congress next month, they will seek to roll back his efforts.

He could also be seen having a lighthearted exchange with liberal Justice Elena Kagan, seated next to him.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised Capitol Police for their work as Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court was underway - but also took a few verbal shots at the "far left". Chuck Grassley of Iowa as "a very tough cookie" for how he handled the confirmation process.

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