Democrats had hoped that the week for the FBI investigation would give them more time to pull things out to attack Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And they certainly have tried. But the week has also resulted in even more questions about the accusers’ claims and credibility. And now Sen. Dianne Feinstein just made a move that shows how hypocritical the Democrats can be after all this drama.
Democrats have gone out of their way to throw all kinds of dirt at Judge Kavanaugh in the hopes that something would stick and they’d be able to stop his confirmation.
From the opening moment of the initial hearing, they were all about disruption, delay and ‘Spartacus’ moments.
And then they held on to the letter from Christine Blasey Ford, dropping it at the last minute to delay the first vote.
Then as the allegations remained uncorroborated, they started to move the goalposts, talking about Kavanaugh’s drinking in school 30 years ago.
Now Feinstein is moving to have the FBI report sealed and not made public.
CNN reporter Elizabeth Landers noted as much in a tweet quoting committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein. Landers tweeted, “(Feinstein) indicates that the FBI report on Kavanaugh should NOT be made public: ‘It would seem to me that if people are going to be identified this ought to be held very close and not. I think the investigation ought to be closely held,’ she (Feinstein) reiterated.”
Funny, Feinstein didn’t seem all that concerned about keeping people’s identities “closely held” when the letter sent to her from Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford was leaked to the media, nor did she exhibit any such concern when she publicly spoke about some of the other individuals named by Ford, or the other accusers who have popped out of the woodwork in Ford’s wake.
A CNN report noted that Feinstein has demanded the FBI inform her of everyone the agency is talking to as part of its probe into the Kavanaugh allegations, and said, “And of course, it would be given to us on a classified basis but at least we would know.”
Wait, didn’t the Democrats demand that there be an FBI investigation and now they don’t want the public to know the results?
When questioned how the American public could feel confidence after all this if they didn’t know what was in the report, after the Democrats had done all they could to smear Kavanaugh, Feinstein said, “Well, let’s see … I can’t say because I don’t know what the investigation will say.”
So in other words, if the FBI report isn’t good for them, sit on it. If there’s anything they can spin, let it out. Smear him in public, but clear him in private.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Jeff Flake’s buddy, echoed that call.
“I think that the work product of the FBI should be kept confidential to the Senate, but all senators should be able to review it,” Coons told reporters.
“That’s typically what’s the case in any background investigation, the FBI delivers investigatory work — facts, not conclusions — and then senators review those files. But those are committee confidential files typically,” he added.
Also “typical” would be for the Senate Judiciary Committee to quietly investigate allegations against a nominee by itself, without dumping all of the disgusting details into public view via a coordinated media campaign. But there isn’t much in Washington, D.C. these days that is “typical” anymore.
But because the Democrats leaked confidential information into the media and blew this whole thing up into a drama with the explicit purpose of stopping Kavanaugh, they don’t get to dictate now how he should be cleared.