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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:45 PM

Brett Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to the FBI by Democrats

Source: New York Daily News

Democrats on Thursday alerted the FBI to decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against President Trumpís 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 Kavanaughís 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 letterís 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. The nature of the allegations were not immediately known.

Feinstein (D-Calif.) informed her fellow committee Democrats about the letter Wednesday evening, the sources said. Several of the Democrats advised her to contact the FBI.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-democrats-fbi-secret-letter-kavanaugh-20180913-story.html



Please please please derail this despicable nominee.

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Reply Brett Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to the FBI by Democrats (Original post)
malchickiwick Sep 13 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 13 #1
msongs Sep 13 #2
bearsfootball516 Sep 13 #4
appalachiablue Sep 13 #10
ChiTownDenny Sep 13 #37
ChiTownDenny Sep 13 #44
DeminPennswoods Sep 13 #46
ChiTownDenny Sep 13 #47
FakeNoose Sep 13 #57
vsrazdem Sep 13 #49
LanternWaste Sep 13 #12
djg21 Sep 13 #30
zentrum Sep 13 #3
ScratchCat Sep 13 #5
HopeAgain Sep 13 #9
LanternWaste Sep 13 #13
Texin Sep 13 #18
madville Sep 13 #51
SunSeeker Sep 17 #59
Honeycombe8 Sep 13 #33
Ccarmona Sep 13 #6
barbtries Sep 13 #20
cheezmaka Sep 13 #54
Laurian Sep 13 #7
progressoid Sep 13 #45
cheezmaka Sep 13 #55
Laurian Sep 13 #56
forthemiddle Sep 13 #8
Chakaconcarne Sep 13 #11
watoos Sep 13 #14
still_one Sep 13 #15
DownriverDem Sep 13 #16
BamaRefugee Sep 13 #17
Texin Sep 13 #21
meadowlander Sep 13 #38
in2herbs Sep 13 #48
Trust Buster Sep 13 #19
Texin Sep 13 #22
Trust Buster Sep 13 #23
djg21 Sep 13 #32
COLGATE4 Sep 13 #36
meadowlander Sep 13 #40
SunSeeker Sep 13 #24
MrsCoffee Sep 13 #26
LudwigPastorius Sep 13 #34
meadowlander Sep 13 #39
diva77 Sep 13 #25
Marthe48 Sep 13 #28
diva77 Sep 13 #29
mopinko Sep 13 #27
Squinch Sep 13 #31
Johnny2X2X Sep 13 #35
blueinredohio Sep 13 #41
IcyPeas Sep 13 #42
BigmanPigman Sep 13 #43
madville Sep 13 #50
Turbineguy Sep 13 #52
MattP Sep 13 #53
Ccarmona Sep 13 #58

Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

1. Okay, let's get to the bottom of this before there's any vote.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

2. true? false? NYDailyNews is dubious at best nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:52 PM

4. New York Times have it as well.

Thing is, unless the accusations are really serious, it'll probably roll off him. High School was so long ago for him that unless it's something like rape, the general public and Republican senators won't care.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:03 PM

37. We all did stupid stuff in high school.

Unless there were criminal charges, it's stupid stuff. But thank you Sen. Feinstein; this POS needs to be NOT confirmed.

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Response to ChiTownDenny (Reply #44)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:46 PM

46. Interesting theory

nt

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #46)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:01 PM

47. + 1

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Response to ChiTownDenny (Reply #44)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:40 PM

57. +1000 Good theory posited on Daily Kos

Very well written and credible. Thanks for sharing this!

However don't bother reading the idiotic comments below it. Kudos to "Victor Klemperer Respawned."

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Response to ChiTownDenny (Reply #37)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:27 PM

49. Yes, we all did stupid things, but

Most of us do not have to answer federal questionnaires or background checks regarding past events. If he lied about any of this, he is in trouble.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:08 PM

12. Then try not to limit yourself the NY Daily News. (shrug)

There's a host of media available, many of which are concurrently reporting the same story.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:51 PM

30. It's a News Source.

Itís the NY Post that is the Murdoch ďpaperĒ that youíre thinking of.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:50 PM

3. High School? This

....has set up trap for the Dems written all over it.

Seems to me that in high school, especially back in Kavanaugh's day---they'd have both been minors, or virtually so.

This seems counter-helpful. At least as so far reported.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:53 PM

5. State matter

beyond the SOL anyway. Rumors better be wrong and it better involve perjury or this will blow up in our face.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:56 PM

9. That's why Feinstein is proceeding cautiously.

From what I can tell, there isn't even an accuser who wants to come forward?

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Response to zentrum (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:09 PM

13. It seems part and parcel of his background check.

Which is helpful. At least as so far reported.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:33 PM

18. Depends on his age at the time. If he was 18 then, it would mean he was an adult.

Depending on the age of the purported "victim", if he or she were a minor, he would have committed statutory rape or molestation. This was the allegation that DiFi turned over to the FBI, no? He must have been an adult at the time of the incident's commission.

All that said, the rethugs generally don't give a flying fuck about sexual crimes and misdemeanors of any of their members, provided the victim wasn't the same sex as the offender.

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Response to Texin (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:47 PM

51. Most states the age of consent is still 16-17

I think only 12 states have an age of consent of 18. Most states also have laws as well that shield teenage relationships, like in some states it is perfectly legal for an 18 year old to have sex with a 16 year old even if the age of consent is 18 because their ages are less than three years apart and stuff like that.

I would imagine most things would be well past most of the statute of limitations in existence as well.

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Response to Texin (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 11:32 PM

59. Kavanaugh was 17. His victim was 15.

17 year olds can be tried and convicted as adults.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:58 PM

33. High school is a bit long ago. Minors do wacko things sometimes. BUT this may relate to perjury?

Is there a questionnaire where he answered a question that would cover this, and he didn't put it down? But if there were no charges, that's a longshot.

It wouldn't matter, anyway. Clarence Thomas was confirmed, after all. I think the head of the Committee at that time, Biden, even voted to confirm him.

No one believed women back then.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:54 PM

6. Tough to Get Excited Over This Since It's Been Proven that Justice Thomas is a Sexual Preditor

And heís still on the bench

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:35 PM

20. not to mention the president nt

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:15 PM

54. The D Trumpster grabs cocks

and still became PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES....

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

7. Remember Clarence Thomas?

This wonít matter to pubs.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:41 PM

45. Hell, Thomas is a choir boy compared to the P***y-grabber-in-cheif.

And 60 something million people thought he should be president.

I agree. This won't matter to the GOP.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:16 PM

55. Yep

Who can forget "Long Dong Silver"?...

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Response to cheezmaka (Reply #55)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:23 PM

56. Or pubic hair on a coke can....

God, Iíll never forget that mess.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

8. I thought he went to an all male school?

Although this report doesnít say they went to school together, so I suppose itís still possible.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:14 PM

14. Lots of speculation here.

I'm not ready to call it a nothingburger. Getting the FBI involved is something.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:17 PM

15. As far as the republicans are concerned that makes him a perfect fit

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:17 PM

16. I wish it wasn't about sex

It should matter. But if it's decades old, repubs will just poo poo it.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:30 PM

17. If the sexual misconduct led to a terminated teenage pregnancy...but let's not speculate!!

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:40 PM

21. If they were both minors and that happened, they would have probably had parental consent.

In fact, if both were minors, this would have actually been considered act by the parents rather than they kids, as they didn't have legal standing to make such a decision due their underage status.

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:10 PM

38. Why would that be referred to the FBI?

Roe v Wade has made abortion legal since Kavanaugh was 8 years old.

It sounds like the accusation is date rape, groping or something similar.

If it was consensual and she was just underage why come forward about it now?

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:01 PM

48. If not a terminated pregnancy, perhaps a love child???

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:34 PM

19. Who cares what the guy did in high school ?

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:44 PM

22. "Past", as is said, is prologue." It DOES matter.

Everything that a person does throughout his or her life matters insofar as it has a shaping effect on their character as a whole. Obviously, things that happened when someone was an adolescent or young adult should be examined in that light. But please don't couch this in a shrug as if what someone does in high school isn't relevant. What if he had burned the damn school down? What if he stole cars and cracked them up or stripped them down? What if he set neighborhood pets ablaze? Sodomized a two year-old?

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Response to Texin (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:48 PM

23. I disagree. I think Feinstein is being quite petty here. It will probably backfire.

 

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Response to Texin (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:54 PM

32. Is there anyone over the age of 30 . . .

Who doesnít regret something they did while in highschool? Sure it depends on the gravity, but most of us were awkward in our adolescent and teen years and did some really stupid shit.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #32)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:01 PM

36. I'm over 30 and

I much more often regret not doing more of it. But I get your point.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #32)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:15 PM

40. I'm 42 and never raped or groped anyone, even in high school.

I did break a guy's finger once for grabbing me... guess I regret kicking his hand and not his nuts but suspect that's not what you're getting at.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:21 PM

24. Me. nt

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:28 PM

26. Me.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:58 PM

34. So, if he kidnapped, barbecued, and cannibalized an entire mini-van full of cheerleaders...

it could just be a "youthful indiscretion"?

Let's let the FBI do its due diligence in investigating whatever the allegation is, before we dismiss it.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:11 PM

39. Apparently the person he allegedly raped or molested cares

and so should anyone who thinks people shouldn't be raped or molested.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:26 PM

25. Whatever it is, I'm glad DiFi is proceeding with caution - no sense getting duped with a false or

meaningless document which would then put Kavanaugh at an advantage for confirmation.

I'll never recover from the take-down of Dan Rather with the whole Dubya false document that mimicked a real document fiasco.

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Response to diva77 (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:39 PM

28. more of an advantage

the repukes are in charge and they want him. Blah.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #28)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:41 PM

29. yes, more of an advantage - I agree

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:36 PM

27. did he pay her off to be quiet?

or threaten her? only way it rises to fbi consideration that i can think of.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:53 PM

31. If it has to do with sexually abusing a woman, republicans simply will not care.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:00 PM

35. Paying hush money

Thatís why it was referred to the FBI. He paid her off.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:19 PM

41. Hope she has proof

because repubs aren't going to believe anything unless she has proof and Kavanaugh gets scared and withdraws.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:21 PM

42. turned on right wing radio to see what they were saying...

Dr. Drew TV and Radio doctor and his side kick were talking about it. Their story is basically that the democrats are desparate and are really grasping at straws now .

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:35 PM

43. I heard about this while I was signing a

state ballot measure outside of a store today. I was so happy when the woman gave me this news since I hadn't read it on DU before I went out. I was so thrilled I gave her one of my Russian nesting doll/crazy eyed tRump pins that I make (I give them to nice Dems...I gave three away today). The guys at my medical weed store hate him too so they got pins.

I called Senator King to thank him for committing to vote NO Kananaugh and Senator Leahy for his work on the committee. I called some of them before but need to thank all the Dems on the committee for working so hard to show Kavavaugh's true lack of character.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:44 PM

50. The accuser wishes to remain anonymous and not proceed any further

Feinstein has had this letter since July, I guess the tactic was to hold it as long as possible.

If the accuser doesn't give anymore details or come forward this isn't really going anywhere. "Something happened 40 years ago but I won't tell you what it was or identify myself" isn't going to gain much traction.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:49 PM

52. Potentially damning?

Sexual misconduct? A republican? Clarence Thomas won't be alone anymore.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 07:59 PM

53. No Statute of limitations in Maryland on sexual assualt

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:42 PM

58. The Rumor Is He Took a Minor Across Statelines for Sex-That's a Federal Felony

Weíll see. Also, the FBI has contacted the WH and told them if their findings.

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