“Sources familiar with Feinstein’s decision suggested that she was acting out of concern for the privacy of the accuser, knowing that the woman would be subject to fierce partisan attacks if she came forward. Feinstein also acted out of a sense that Democrats would be better off focussing on legal, rather than personal, issues in their questioning of Kavanaugh.” Brett Kavanaugh has “categorically and unequivocally” denied sexual assault allegations that date back to high school. At this point, it’s unclear what will cause more of a stir: The accusation itself, or the way it was handled by Senate Democrats. Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer: A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress.