Does Sheldon Whitehouse Think CNN Is Part of the ‘Right-Wing Attack Machine’?

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) attend a hearing in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2021.
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Whitehouse claims senators weren’t shown all the tips the FBI received about Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. CNN has, in no uncertain terms, reported otherwise.


emocratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island released a one-minute video on Tuesday in which he (implicitly) responds to National Review’s reporting about the FBI tip-line that was opened up during the 2018 Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

On July 22, the New York Times reported that Senate Democrats were outraged to learn in a letter from the FBI that the agency had received 4,500 tips about Kavanaugh during a supplemental background investigation, and had passed the “relevant” tips on to the White House. “The letter left uncertain whether the FBI itself followed up on the most compelling leads,” the Times reported.


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