Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) provided a document to federal authorities regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh yesterday. After refusing to allow even members of her own party currently serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee so much as SEE the document in question, it has been revealed that the FBI does not plan to launch a criminal investigation into the matter.
Under normal circumstances, situations like this would be handled by local authorities. The FBI reported they had instead passed the material to the White House as an update to Kavanaugh’s already completed background check. This is similar to what was done when accusations were levied against former White House aide Rob Porter of spousal abuse.
Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post tweeted – FBI official on the Dianne Feinstein referral about Kavanaugh: “Upon receipt of the information on the night of September 12, we included it as part of Judge Kavanaugh’s background file, as per the standard process.”
FBI official on the Dianne Feinstein referral about Kavanaugh: "Upon receipt of the information on the night of September 12, we included it as part of Judge Kavanaugh's background file, as per the standard process."
— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap) September 13, 2018
He continues his explanation in a second consecutive tweet stating –
“Here’s an explanation of what that means. The FBI backgrounds White House employees and nominees, & gives the White House a file on what they’ve found. But the FBI doesn’t decide whether the person gets a job/nomination. The White House does that, w/ the info in the FBI file…”
Here's an explanation of what that means. The FBI backgrounds White House employees and nominees, & gives the White House a file on what they've found. But the FBI doesn't decide whether the person gets a job/nomination. The White House does that, w/ the info in the FBI file…
— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap) September 13, 2018
And Zapotosky continues stating – “Importantly, the FBI isn’t doing a criminal investigation based on what Feinstein told them. The broad outline of the allegation, as I understand it, seems like it’d be in state/local authorities wheelhouse, if there even is a crime, and if the statute of limitations hasn’t run.”
Just what were these accusations? The Intercept gives the clearest indication of the contents and even that? Well, it isn’t all that clear. Many speculate the accusations are purposefully vague and nebulous so Kavanaugh will now be tainted with the specter of vague and ambiguous accusation for the rest of his career. The letter simply allows people to jump to the worst conclusion possible and thus affecting him for the remainder of his career, whether he makes it through the confirmation process or not.
This is so vague that everyone who reads it will assume the worst.
Was that the point of releasing it? pic.twitter.com/vrdHpgk6oC
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 13, 2018
From The Intercept –
“The document is a letter from a California constituent and purportedly describes an incident that was relayed to someone affiliated with Stanford University, who authored the letter and sent it to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat who represents the area. Different sources provided different accounts of the contents of the letter, and some of the sources said they themselves had heard different versions, but the one consistent theme was that it describes an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman while they were in high school. Kept hidden, the letter is beginning to take on a life of its own.”
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (TX-R) was dismissive of the controversy surrounding the vague conjecture and accusations tweeting with clear sarcasm – “Let me get this straight: this is [a] statement about [a] secret letter regarding a secret matter and an unidentified person. Right.”
Let me get this straight: this is statement about secret letter regarding a secret matter and an unidentified person. Right. https://t.co/G6qVWdITbo
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) September 13, 2018
Cornyn then added in a second consecutive tweet, stating – “I will add: the FBI already performed and has reported on a background investigation on the nominee and this has been made available to all Senators on the Judiciary Committee.”
After Feinstein released her statement, Grassley spokesman George Hartmann said there is “no plan to change the committee’s consideration of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
Perhaps we can read more about it someday the alleged victim’s tell-all book?
Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Str1) On Feinstein’s referral of a letter with an accusation against Kavanaugh to the FBI: –This is impt enough to be sent to FBI, but not impt enough to have been raised before now? Can’t be both. NYT reports she got the letter this summer.eet Journal brings forth an excellent point regarding Feinstein’s letter of nebulous accusations against Kavanaugh as well, tweeting in two consecutive tweets stating –
“1) On Feinstein’s referral of a letter with an accusation against Kavanaugh to the FBI: –This is impt enough to be sent to FBI, but not impt enough to have been raised before now? Can’t be both. NYT reports she got the letter this summer.
–similarly, this is impt enough to be sent to FBI, but never shared with a single Republican charged with advice and consent?
–Feinstein statement explicitly acknowledges that the accuser did not want to take this further. So why is it with the FBI?
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 13, 2018
And continuing in a second tweet, stating – 2) –similarly, this is impt enough to be sent to FBI, but never shared with a single Republican charged with advice and consent? –Feinstein statement explicitly acknowledges that the accuser did not want to take this further. So why is it with the FBI?
It seems Feinstein’s letter of nebulous accusations levied against Kavanaugh was of such vital importance they had to be sent directly to the FBI right this instant with vague claims that a supposed high school incident that may or may not have taken place should be investigated.
All of which was in the midst of a confirmation hearing despite the fact Kavanaugh already passed a background check and apparently despite the fact that at least according to the New York Times, Feinstein had this information in her possession since July or earlier. You cannot have this both ways. The information is either vitally important, or it isn’t.
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
I rolled into Mexico illegally, and came back into the USA… upon entering I got free healthcare, dental, welfare and cash in my pocket. It was that easy. @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump @RealJamesWoods @Education4Libs @IngrahamAngle @gehrig38 @SheriffClarke @NeilWMcCabe2 pic.twitter.com/8BHuqGbaZA
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 11, 2019
Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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