Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are trying to broker a deal on judicial nominees with the White House. At issue is an appointee not on President Trump’s list named Lucy Koh, who the Democrats apparently really want to be confirmed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. They would vote for a Trump pick for the same court, James Rogan, if Koh can get the votes to be confirmed. They also offered a horse trading situation, where each party would pick a nominee from the other’s list. The pair of Dems, both sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the offer while reiterating that they still oppose a slate of nominees put forward by Trump on Oct. 10—and just months after their party tried to destroy the career of Brett Kavanaugh.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein isn’t backing down on her quest to destroy Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In a debate with her challenger, the California Democrat proclaimed she’d be in favor of reopening an investigation into the allegations of sexual impropriety against Kavanaugh made during his confirmation circus. She was apparently trying to out-liberal opponent Kevin de Leon, a fellow Democrat who emerged from a primary on the notion that Feinstein isn’t progressive enough. Feinstein threw the Kavanaugh proceedings into chaos when she leaked a confidential letter from accuser Christine Blasey Ford in the Nth hour of the hearings.
A Democrat senator outsourced parts of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to a George Soros-linked former senate staffer. A report in the New Yorker reveals that Daniel Jones, a former Senate Intel Committee staffer in the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, was contacted by an unidentified staffer and tasked with helping spread the discredited propaganda contained in the infamous Steele Dossier, a hit job against President Trump. Jones was also involved with Fusion GPS and operates a group called the Democracy Integrity Project, which is heavily funded by ultra-liberal financier George Soros.
What goes around comes around. Senate Republicans are opening an investigation into Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s handling of the letter from Christine Blasey Ford alleging sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh. Feinstein received the letter over the summer, but did nothing with it until moments before the voting would begin on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Cotton told “Face The Nation” on Sunday that she should’ve made fellow members of the Senate Judiciary Committee aware of the allegation immediately. He says he wants to get to the bottom of the suspicious timing, adding Senate Dems betrayed Ford’s request to remain anonymous and victimized her by making the letter a last-minute political football.
—QUOTABLE: “Any impact that this entire episode has had, on women’s willingness to come forward and report sexual assault, which I encourage them all to do immediately after it happens, is caused by the Democrats, is caused by Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer not respecting her requests for confidentiality.” -Cotton