For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh responded to more than 1,000 written questions from dissatisfied Democrats Wednesday by revealing more about his personal finances but little more about his views on the law".
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee brushed aside a flurry of Democratic attempts to delay the consideration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, sticking with a schedule that could see him confirmed by October 1.
The Times story says Feinstein was made aware of this information during the summer, which raises the question of why she waited until Wednesday to share it with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are in the dark, including Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who said Thursday he didn't have any information about the letter that hadn't already been reported.
The 28 new "committee confidential" documents from Booker are from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration and show his involvement in judicial nominations, including for some of the more controversial judges of the era. Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh by the start of the new court session October 1.
Feinstein has not shared details about the letter beyond her statement Thursday, and no other senators on the Judiciary Committee have been permitted to see it, according to reports. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. asked for a clarification on Kavanaugh's stance on abortion, which was made legal in the United States in 1973 in the landmark Roe vs. Wade.
Kavanaugh's committee confirmation vote has now been postponed until September 20. Katz is a Washington attorney whose firm's website says she specializes in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower-related cases. "Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen".
The White House defended Kavanaugh in a statement, calling the latest controversy an "11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation".
But The New York Times, citing two officials familiar with the matter, reported about the nature of the allegations against the 53-year-old Trump nominee. At this time, he has not seen the letter in question, and is respecting the request for confidentiality. Feinstein says it makes her wonder "what in Judge Kavanaugh's records are Republicans hiding?"
Kupec added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has vetted Kavanaugh "thoroughly and repeatedly" during his career in government and the judiciary.
The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday. "There's no plan to change the committee's consideration of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination".
The letter comes as Kavanaugh's nomination is moving forward in the Senate despite an intense fight over documents and questions from Democrats about if he misled the Judiciary Committee.