California Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein said that she does not believe that Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to Feinstein was leaked.
She said this while under pushback from Republican senators Jon Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Feinstein referred lawyer Debra Katz to the accuser Blasey Ford.
“I thought only the member of the House, and Senator Feinstein, and her lawyers had the letter,” Cornyn said.
Here is Feinstein saying she does not believe there was a leak:
But the official story for Democrats has always been that the letter was “leaked.” CNN and The Washington Post were the first two outlets to see the accuser’s name.
Don’t believe it? Just check the Wayback machine.
The contents of the letter Christine Blasey Ford wrote to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in July detailing the night in 1982 she alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her were leaked to the media Sunday evening.
Ford, a 51-year-old professor at Palo Alto University, revealed her identity to the Washington Post and described in detail the night she claims Kavanaugh drunkenly forced himself on her in a Maryland bedroom during a gathering of his Georgetown Preparatory School classmates. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the allegation and the White House is standing by the nominee.
Hours after the Post report, CNN reported Sunday evening that it did not obtain an actual copy of the letter, but rather was read its contents by a source. The news outlet read the text of the letter on air and published its contents in text form online with some names redacted.
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