Federal court employees ready to speak to Judiciary Committee investigators
I have a new Brett Kavanaugh story out: A whistleblower reached out in July to Sens. Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein to say that there are federal court employees willing to speak to investigators under the right circumstances in order to share important information about what Kavanaugh knew about his mentor Alex Kozinski’s pattern of sexual harassment.
If you missed my story on a grassroots uprising that is managing to find hope and meaning in politics in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, here it is again. It’s extremely long by internet standards, but I do think it’s worth your time.
THE TOP REPUBLICAN and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee were both approached in July by an attorney claiming to have information relevant to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The attorney claimed in his letter that multiple employees of the federal judiciary would be willing to speak to investigators, but received no reply to multiple attempts to make contact, he told The Intercept.
Cyrus Sanai made his first attempt to reach out to Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in a letter dated July 24.
Sanai told the committee leadership that “there are persons who work for, or who have worked for, the federal judiciary who have important stories to tell about disgraced former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and his mentee, current United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I know that there are people who wish to speak out but fear retaliation because I have been contacted by more than a half-dozen such persons since Judge Kozinski resigned in disgrace.”
Sanai is the California attorney who blew the whistle on Kozinski years before a series of articles in the Washington Post in December finally brought about the resignation of the former chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court over sexual harassment revelations.