Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Thursday issued a cryptic statement regarding “information” she has received on Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Feinstein said in a statement. “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.”
According to the Huffington Post, Feinstein is in possession of a document related to Kavanaugh’s nomination that she has so far refused to share publicly, despite multiple requests from her fellow Democratic colleagues.
“Multiple sources have told HuffPost that the document in question is a letter sent to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) that concerns a decades-old incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman,” the publication writes. “Eshoo’s office has also declined to comment, saying the letter was considered casework ― and thus wouldn’t be made public ― since it came from a constituent.”
Sources told the New York Times that letter detailed “possible sexual misconduct” between Kavanaugh and a woman during high school.
The Intercept first revealed the existence of the document on Wednesday, although it similarly said it has not been able to confirm the document’s contents.