NBC reporter Jon Allen said that Democrats are giving credence to President Donald Trump’s claims of a “deep state” with their new letter containing claims of sexual assault against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that she had received a letter containing allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Feinstein said she forwarded the anonymous claims to authorities. (RELATED: An Unnamed #MeToo Accuser Says Kavanaugh Tried To Force Himself On Her)
NBC’s Allen criticized the way the letter was brought to light on Bill Press’ radio show on Friday.
“This is to President Trump’s point. There is a deep state feel to this. Anonymous source to a Senator through a House member, goes to the Justice Department, maybe word gets back to the White House, and nobody sees what’s in it,” Allen said.
Allen also noted that Feinstein had been sitting on the letter since July, calling the decision to release it now “political.”
The New Yorker reported on Friday morning that the letter contained an accusation that Kavanaugh tried to force himself on a girl while both were in high school. Kavanaugh denies the allegation, and 65 women who knew him in high school have jumped to his defense in another letter sent to the Senate on Friday.