Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vigorously denies claims involving his alleged behavior in high school made in an undisclosed letter and turned over to FBI by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Feinstein said in her surprise statement.
Fox News has confirmed that the letter involved an allegation about Kavanaugh while a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland in the 1980s.
A source familiar with the confirmation proceedings told Fox News that Feinstein received the letter back in July, but did not make its existence known publicly until Thursday.
The FBI conducts background checks on all major government appointees, including Supreme Court nominees.