Cotton says Feinstein will be investigated over leaked letter by Kavanaugh accuser
Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein&rsquos workplace will be investigated to decide regardless of whether or not they leaked the confidential letter from Christine Blasey Ford that detailed allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Feinstein, who represents California and who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, had received the letter from Ford sometime more than the summer and was asked to maintain it confidential. At some point, however, the letter was leaked to the press, despite the fact that Feinstein denies that any individual in her office is accountable.
&ldquoThey have betrayed her,&rdquo Cotton, R-Ark, mentioned on CBS&rsquo &ldquoFace the Nation&rdquo about Ford. &rdquo &ldquoShe has been victimized by Democrats … on a search-and-destroy mission for Brett Kavanaugh.&rdquo
Cotton added that the Democrats will be to blame if ladies cease coming forward to report sexual assaults because Ford&rsquos confidentiality was compromised. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center discovered that 63 percent of incidents of sexual abuse go unreported to the police.
Along with the investigation into Feinstein&rsquos handling of the letter, Cotton noted that lawyers recommended to Ford by Democrats will face a bar investigation in Washington, D.C., for telling her that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers have been unwilling to travel to California to interview her about her sexual-assault allegation.
The Arkansas Republican&rsquos comments come as the FBI is investigating two of the 3 allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Kavanaugh.
Apart from Ford, Deborah Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were Yale classmates. Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez’s claim that he exposed himself to her at a celebration in the early 1980s.
One more woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of girls in the early 1980s, amongst other accusations. Kavanaugh has referred to as her accusations a "joke."
The FBI is not investigating these allegations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Published at Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:51:00 +0000