Dianne Feinstein was asked directly during the Kavanaugh hearings if she leaked Dr. Ford’s letter to the press. She denied it but didn’t seem to know who did it. Her office was in sole possession of the letter.
The Washington Free Beacon has details:
Feinstein Denies Leaking Ford’s Letter to the Press
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) asked Feinstein directly if she could say her staff did not leak the letter.
“I don’t believe my staff would leak it,” she said. “I have not asked that question directly, but I do not believe they would.”
A beat later, she said, “The answer is no.”
“Have you asked your staff?” Cornyn asked.
“I just did,” she said, leaning back to speak with a staffer. “[Chief of Staff] Jennifer [Duck] reminds me I’ve asked her before about it, and that’s true.”
“Somebody leaked if it wasn’t you,” Cornyn said.
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“I’m telling you I did not,” she said. “I was asked to keep it confidential, and I’m criticized for that, too.”
She later said it was likely that Ford’s friends were the ones who leaked its contents to the press.
“It’s my understanding that her story was leaked before the letter became public,” Feinstein said. “She testified that she had spoken to her friends about it and it’s most likely that that’s how the story leaked and that she had been asked by press. But it did not leak from us, I assure you of that.”
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