Donald Trump is currently in the process of forcing another right-wing Supreme Court Justice on the American people in the hopes of saddling us with a regressive, radical conservative interpretation of the law for generations.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is wrong for the United States, and he shouldn’t be considered in the first place given the fact that the president who nominated him is currently under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, an investigation that could reveal that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election and is thus an illegitimate president.
Now, another reason to pump the brakes on Kavanaugh has emerged. Buzzfeed News reports that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have referred a secret letter about Kavanaugh to the FBI.
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the committee, has refused to reveal the contents thus far. Feinstein originally received the mysterious information from Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).
“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 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,” Feinstein said in a statement.
Rumors are swirling about the contents of the letter. Huffpost reports that their sources indicate the document is related to possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and a woman when they were in high school.
Buzzfeed reached out to the woman but she refused to offer comment.
Nicholas Fandos of The New York Times tweeted that two officials familiar with the letter stated that it has to do with the aforementioned rumored sexual misconduct.
NEW: Two officials familiar with the matter say the incident detailed in the Feinstein letter involved possible sexual misconduct between Judge Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school.https://t.co/6UI9DSPiMJ
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) September 13, 2018
Additionally, The Intercept reports that the woman in question is being represented by attorney Debra Katz, who is known for working with sexual assault survivors involved in the #MeToo movement against sexual predators and their enablers.
While the details of the misconduct alleged have yet to emerge, this could spell very bad news for Kavanaugh in the Trump administration. If credible allegations emerge, they could prove enough to peel off a few Republican confirmation votes and tank the nomination.
With the mid-terms right around the corner and a blue wave likely looming, any major delays or bumps in this nomination could stop Trump dead in his tracks long enough for Democrats to seize back control of Congress and block him from making future appointments.