The #MeToo moment backfired.
Via Daily Wire:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has declined to investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over allegations sent to them by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post quoted an FBI official as saying: “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.” He also reported that the agency was not opening a criminal investigation into what Kavanaugh may or may not have done as a high school student.
Zapotosky explained the inclusion of the allegations in Kavanaugh’s background file in a subsequent tweet.
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
Kavanaugh received a background check, which was provided to the White House. Then Feinstein gave them this information (that she had allegedly received back in July, but wouldn’t share with even her fellow Democrats until after all questions and interviews with Kavanaugh were conducted), and they passed the info along to the White House as well.