Dianne Feinstein on Kavanaugh Allegation: ‘I Can’t Say Everything is Truthful’
Senator Dianne Feinstein, who held from public view the letter from Christine Blasey Ford detailing an accusation against Donald Trump‘s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, told reporters today she cannot say “everything’s truthful.”
Speaking to Fox News reporters, Feinstein said: “No one called her, or called her lawyer. My understanding is she got emails. I have no say. I’m the lead Democrat so this is all up to the Republican side.”
“I can’t say everything’s truthful,” Feinstein added. “I don’t know.”
The statement, given to Fox News and first reported on Twitter by reporter Chad Pergram, included her observation that the alleged incident has had a long-term, “profound” consequence for Ford.
From colleague Connor Marley. Feinstein on Ford. Says Ford “is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted, on this..I can’t say that everything is truthful. I don’t know.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 18, 2018
Fox News producer Patrick Ward also tweeted the statement from Senator Feinstein.
Senator Dianne Feinstein tells Fox she believes Ford has been “profoundly impacted by this. Now, I can’t say everything’s truthful. I don’t know.”
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) September 18, 2018
CBS’s Alan He tweeted a “clarification” from Sen. Feinstein not long after the clip aired:
Feinstein just now clarifies: “Look I believe she is credible. What we have wanted is an investigation carried out to look at the facts before there was a hearing. The republican majority is apparently not going to do that. But based on what I know at this stage she is credible.” https://t.co/yDldaHTrDe
— Alan He (@alanhe) September 18, 2018
Watch the interview above, via Fox News.
UPDATE: Feinstein offers additional clarification via Twitter.
During every step of this process, I’ve found every single piece of information from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford eminently credible, sincere and believable. She knew this would have a huge effect on her life and she was incredibly brave to come forward.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 18, 2018
[Featured image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org