I didn't think that I'd be blogging about this again so soon, but apparently, the FBI hotline into Brett Kavanaugh's conduct led to 4,500 tips, and you'll never guess what happened next:
The FBI said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh during its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham. https://t.co/vp4eq75JLC— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 22, 2021
In a letter dated June 30 to two Democratic senators, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Chris Coons of Delaware, an F.B.I. assistant director, Jill C. Tyson, said that the most “relevant” of the 4,500 tips the agency received during an investigation into Mr. Kavanaugh’s past were referred to White House lawyers in the Trump administration, whose handling of them remains unclear.
The letter left uncertain whether the F.B.I. itself followed up on the most compelling leads. The agency was conducting a background check rather than a criminal investigation, meaning that “the authorities, policies, and procedures used to investigate criminal matters did not apply,” the letter said.
And my guess from that is then Don McGahn bundled them up, loaded them onto a raft, doused them in kerosene, and let the whole mess sail down the Potomac as he played "Dust in the Wind".
Admittedly, I do have a particularly picturesque imagination.
So yes, Alice, this did just get "curiouser and curiouser". Of course, tiplines do generate duplicate claims and sometimes sheer nonsense, but what a series of rabbit holes are suggested here!