So what is it with the Brit's and their looooooooong article titles anyway?
The reporter who broke the story about the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh said that the news was not leaked to him by Dianne Feinstein's office - as she launched a new defense of her handling of Christine Ford's accusation of the Supreme Court nominee.
Ryan Grim, the D.C. bureau chief for The Intercept, was the first to report in September on the existence of a confidential letter written by Ford that accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the early 1980s.
The story said there was 'tension' inside the Democratic membership over the handling of the letter.
Grim said late Thursday that the letter was not leaked to him by Feinstein or anyone in her office, as many have speculated.
Grim cited 'multiple sources familiar with the situation,' suggesting that the leaks could have come from Democrats who had learned about the letter and were unhappy with Feinstein's refusal to release it.
By the time his report was published, a wide circle of people were aware of the allegations.
They included not just Eshoo, Feinstein and their respective staffs but - on the account of Ford to senators on Thursday - the high-profile Washington D.C. attorneys she had retained; friends she had spoken to in California; a polygrapher; and, although Ford contacted the newspaper anonymously, a reporter from the Washington Post.
Ford had also interviewed other attorneys although she did not say if she told those she rejected what the allegations were.
Well, if people in charge *really* want to know, I am sure our NSA is probably up to the task....however....