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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:32 PM

Did DiFi just throw a hail Mary and win the game?

Is it conjecture or hyperbolic to say Kavanaugh's nomination is over?

ETA: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211126941

ETA 2: yesterday, the Intercept was the only one covering this story, so we were waiting to see if any action would be taken, which apparently has happened.

In short, DiFi has referred to the FBI a letter that she has received regarding a woman's complaint against Kavanaugh, seemingly related to something she says happened during High School, which they attended together.

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Reply Did DiFi just throw a hail Mary and win the game? (Original post)
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 OP
hlthe2b Sep 2018 #1
NewJeffCT Sep 2018 #2
flibbitygiblets Sep 2018 #3
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 #4
NewJeffCT Sep 2018 #7
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 #9
handmade34 Sep 2018 #5
lillypaddle Sep 2018 #6
TexasTowelie Sep 2018 #16
lillypaddle Sep 2018 #34
dewsgirl Sep 2018 #24
lillypaddle Sep 2018 #35
lagomorph777 Sep 2018 #8
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 #10
NewJeffCT Sep 2018 #11
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 #15
Grasswire2 Sep 2018 #25
ProfessorGAC Sep 2018 #17
rusty fender Sep 2018 #18
ScratchCat Sep 2018 #13
berni_mccoy Sep 2018 #27
former9thward Sep 2018 #33
LanternWaste Sep 2018 #19
lagomorph777 Sep 2018 #20
pnwmom Sep 2018 #42
lagomorph777 Sep 2018 #44
MontanaMama Sep 2018 #12
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 #14
MontanaMama Sep 2018 #23
COLGATE4 Sep 2018 #21
Grasswire2 Sep 2018 #26
OnDoutside Sep 2018 #30
Dragonfly64 Sep 2018 #31
COLGATE4 Sep 2018 #40
bitterross Sep 2018 #22
Cartoonist Sep 2018 #28
brooklynite Sep 2018 #29
flibbitygiblets Sep 2018 #32
RhodeIslandOne Sep 2018 #36
COLGATE4 Sep 2018 #41
Lee-Lee Sep 2018 #37
irisblue Sep 2018 #39
GeorgeGist Sep 2018 #38
pnwmom Sep 2018 #43

Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:34 PM

1. Premature... (but I'll hope, for sure)

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:35 PM

2. details for those of us at work?

please

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:36 PM

3. +1

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:36 PM

4. DiFi referred a matter re Kav to FBI

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:39 PM

7. Did they find out how his debt

got paid off so fast?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:41 PM

9. He supplied written answers to the questions

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:37 PM

6. Yes please!

Dumbass Windstream disconnected my TV service in error, and won't be out until next Tues. I'm having MSNBC withdrawal.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:59 PM

16. This should help ease your MSNBC withdrawal:

http://www.livenewschat.eu/politics/

The link will direct you to MSNBC.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:29 PM

34. Thank you so much! Works for me.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:43 PM

24. Also the Tune In app has live streaming of MSNBC, CNN audio for free,.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:31 PM

35. Thanks!

Do you need a cell phone to listen? Anyway, appreciate the help, the link from Texastowlie is working well.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:41 PM

8. For those who don't have time to click through TWO links to get any context,

From what we see here, it looks like Feinstein is protecting Kavanaugh, but it's very sketchy on details.

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/12/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation-dianne-feinstein/

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have privately requested to view a Brett Kavanaugh-related document in possession of the panel’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, but the senior California senator has so far refused, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

The specific content of the document, which is a letter from a California constituent, is unclear, but Feinstein’s refusal to share the letter has created tension on the committee, particularly after Feinstein largely took a back seat to her more junior colleagues last week, as they took over Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings with protests around access to documents.

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.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:45 PM

10. Sorry, would have updated thread, wanted to post ASAP

for those who are already following story.

Thanks for posting the context

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

11. I saw that online - multiple sources told Huffington Post

that it is related to a woman.

If it's when Kavanaugh was in high school, will it really matter? Since he's a Republican, anything that happens before today is a "youthful indiscretion"

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:53 PM

15. If it delays a vote until after midterms, it matters

I hope it turns into something, but at this point, anything to delay confirmation, anything. Imho

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

25. yes

gotta think strategically.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:02 PM

17. That Would Be The Excuse If It Happened 2 Minutes Ago

Look at what we've got squatting in the WH!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:10 PM

18. Yes

or the repukes will say that Kavanaugh has asked for god’s forgiveness; no harm, no foul as far as they’re concerned

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

13. Something from high school

would be a state crime and beyond the statute of limitations. This involves a federal crime.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:48 PM

27. If he was working for the federal government when it happened, it's a federal matter.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:29 PM

33. Working for the federal government when he was a high school student???

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:12 PM

19. I don't see referring the matter to the FBI as protection for Kavanaugh in any meaningful way.

“That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:12 PM

20. Yeah, looks like she's actually following the rules.

Dems do that; Russiapublicans don't.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:01 PM

42. You mean, the GREENWALD spin on it is that Feinstein is protecting Kavanaugh.

That's typical of the Intercept.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #42)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:25 PM

44. I'm starting to get what DiFi did and it looks ingenious.

She is craftily building suspicions about this clown. And the Russiapublicans are stuck - they have no idea what to say.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

12. I don't think DiFi is protecting Kavanagh...

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:51 PM

14. Protecting? No, I mean, won for our side n/t

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:38 PM

23. Gotcha!

Let's hope this story gets some traction. If the repukes are going to ram this nomination through, I want the stink of it to drip off each and every one of them and stick for all eternity.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:20 PM

21. Just idly speculating...

if (as is reported) the letter refers to an incident beteen Kavanaugh and a girl when they were both in High School, would it be too much to ask that, perhaps our newly-minted almost-Justice was involved in arranging for a discrete 'birth termination'??? Just askin'

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:47 PM

26. ooooooh nt

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:14 PM

30. Ooooh, now that idle speculation is interesting !

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

31. But why

would that be referred to the FBI?

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Response to Dragonfly64 (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:53 PM

40. Perhaps violation of state law for a minor to abort.

Perhaps crossing state lines to obtain an abortion. Perhaps a violation of her civil rights because she didn't (or couldn't legally) consent?

Don't know. Just sitting here hoping, hope against hope that this is one that the howling mouthbreathers can't ignore.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:26 PM

22. Not counting on the GOP to do anything moral.

 

This won't stop them.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

28. What's the big deal?

Long ago
Anonymous
Won't press charges

Yeah, it matters to me and most of us here, but the MSM and every single republican is yawning.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:56 PM

29. UPDATE: Brett Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to the FBI

Democrats on Thursday alerted the FBI to decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.

The potentially damning claims, which come as the Senate prepares to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the highest court of the land, were made in a letter obtained by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic source told the Daily News.

Two officials briefed on the letter’s contents told the New York Times the allegations relate to possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and an unidentified woman when they were both in high school.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:24 PM

32. here's a link to a post about that here on DU:

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:35 PM

36. He could kill a kitten on live tv while Zina puts a white hood on

He will be confirmed by these assholes.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #36)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:55 PM

41. Hell, he could kill Zina while she's disembowling a

live kitten and the mouthbreathers would cheer him on.

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:38 PM

37. I'm not following her logic in handing this to the FBI

 

Sexual misconduct between two high school students is not a Federal crime. The FBI has no legal ability to do anything with any such information other than pass it to local authorities.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #37)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:10 PM

39. He lived in Md as a kid. Do they have a statute of limitations on criminal charges?

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:54 PM

38. He /Parents ...

paid for her abortion?

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Response to AndJusticeForSome (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:03 PM

43. Wonder if there was an abortion involved -- and paid for by Kavanaugh.

That wouldn't be illegal, but it would be hypocritical in the typical GOP way.

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