- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro told his fans Thursday that Democrats may have employed “legitimately evil” tactics to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Trump’s top pick for the high court had a #MeToo bombshell drop on him when the California Democrat said she referred a sexual misconduct allegation to federal investigators. 

“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” a statement from the lawmaker’s office read. “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.”

The statement came in the wake of a report by the Intercept on Wednesday, which detailed a letter sent from Rep. Anna Eshoo, California Democrat, to Ms. Feinstein’s office.

“The woman who is the subject of the letter is now being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors,” the Intercept reported. “Joseph Abboud, an attorney at Katz’s firm, said that the firm was declining to comment. Emma Crisci, a spokesperson for Eshoo, declined to comment on the letter her office sent to Feinstein, saying that the office has a confidentiality policy when it comes to constituent casework.”

“If there’s nothing here, this is legitimately evil,” Mr. Shapiro tweeted of the anonymous allegation, which is said to have occurred while Mr. Kavanaugh was in high school.

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“I have received information concerning Dianne Feinstein. I will not inform you of the nature of this information, the source of the information, or pretty much anything about it. Suffice it to say she eats small children,” Mr. Shapiro deadpanned in another tweet.

The White House blasted the “11th hour attempt to delay [Judge Kavanaugh’s]  confirmation.”

“Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators — including with Senator Feinstein — sat through over 30 hours of testimony, addressed over 2,000 questions in a public setting and additional questions in a confidential session,” the statement said. “Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen. Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new ‘information’ about him.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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