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The unintended perils of investigating Kavanaugh

•, By Jonathan Turley

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has joined a growing chorus of Democrats calling for the reopening of the FBI investigation on the now sitting justice after the midterm elections. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has referred allegations of false statements against Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti — an act which Avenatti likens to "opening Pandora's box."

Of course, as with Pandora's box, it is difficult to know what unintended perils might spill from the perjury box for both parties. We may be about to find out. The famous "box" actually was a jar, but the story is well known. Pandora was the creation of Zeus in retaliation for Prometheus stealing fire from heaven. Zeus gave the beauty to Epimetheus, brother of Prometheus, along with a jar containing all of man's evils. Epimetheus could not resist Pandora, who promptly spilled out the jar's contents, to humanity's peril. The perjury box is proving equally difficult for both parties to resist, despite many warnings.