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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2018 09:04 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/02/2018 09:04 AM
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Mitch McConnell Says Senate Democrats Continue to Move Goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

Washington, DC...U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “Yesterday, I said that if we stop and listen, we can practically hear the Democrats trying to move the goalposts on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Remember, before Judge Kavanaugh was even named, several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee indicated they’d oppose whomever the nominee might turn out to be.




“The junior Senator from California, for example, explained on television that whoever President Trump chose would bring about -- quote -- ‘the destruction of the Constitution of the United States, as far as I can tell.’ Of course, mere hours after Judge Kavanaugh was announced, my friend the Democratic Leader made the announcement that has now become famous: ‘I will oppose him with everything I’ve got.’

“And not long after that, another Democrat on the Judiciary Committee proclaimed that anyone supporting Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation was -- quote -- ‘complicit in the evil.’ These statements are the context for every action the Democrats have taken during this process. These statements remind us: Democrats may be trying to move the goalposts every five minutes -- but their goal has not moved an inch. They will not be satisfied unless they have brought down Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“It started with straightforward political maneuvering. None of it worked, of course. But -- whatever excuses they could find to delay, delay, delay. First, back in June, Democrats tried to argue the Senate shouldn’t confirm a Supreme Court justice in any even-numbered year. Then they were reminded that Justices Kagan, Breyer, and Souter were all confirmed during midterm election years. And that argument evaporated.

“Next, Democrats said the process should be delayed because too few documents were available from Judge Kavanaugh’s past public service. Well, then they received the most pages of documents ever produced for a Supreme Court nomination. Guess what came next? The goalposts moved down the field and the Democrats called for delay because there were too many documents for them to read. I wish this fight could have remained in the realm of normalcy. But when none of these tactics worked -- when Judge Kavanaugh demonstrated his widely-acknowledged brilliance, open-mindedness, and collegiality at his confirmation hearings -- some chose a darker road. The politics of personal destruction were willfully unleashed.

“I’ve spoken at length about the underhanded way Senate Democrats have treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her allegation. In brief: For six weeks, Dr. Ford’s confidential account passed from a Democratic member of Congress, to the Democrat side of the Judiciary Committee, to the Washington D.C. lawyers that Senate Democrats handpicked for her. Then, well after Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings had wrapped up, the supposedly confidential letter found its way into the press.

“Shoving aside proper procedure. Shoving aside an accuser’s plea for privacy. This is not politics as usual. Because -- let us not forget -- Dr. Ford’s allegation is not the only uncorroborated allegation that has been breathlessly paraded around. Oh no. Shortly after Dr. Ford’s confidential letter made its way into the press, the floodgates of mud and muck opened entirely on Brett Kavanaugh and his family. Out of the woodwork came one uncorroborated allegation after another, each seemingly more outlandish than the last.

“A tabloid lawyer organized a red-carpet rollout for someone who wanted to accuse Judge Kavanaugh of masterminding some kind of high-school drug and serial sexual assault ring -- hosting one wild party after another, filled with sexual violence, for which there conveniently happen to be zero witnesses, but plenty of people who refute the claims. This didn’t stay in the tabloids, by the way. This fantastic story was effectively read into the record of the Judiciary Committee by the Ranking Member, who decided it deserved a mention in her remarks during last Thursday’s hearing.

“And every Democrat member of the Judiciary Committee seized on this outlandish tale in a formal letter in which they called on Judge Kavanaugh to withdraw his name from consideration. This is how desperate some became for any way to stop this stunningly qualified nominee. I guess upholding any standards, of any kind, was just too much to ask.

“We heard another anonymous, unattributed and now thoroughly debunked account -- this time an anonymous accusation from Colorado alleging physical abuse twenty years ago. A sitting federal district court judge quickly stepped up to bat down this anonymous smear. We heard that Judge Kavanaugh was supposedly responsible for a sexual assault on a boat in Newport, Rhode Island… until that accuser recanted the story completely. But not before many in the media had begun eating it up.

“In short, Democrats’ mishandling of Dr. Ford’s letter opened the floodgates for this deluge of uncorroborated, unbelievable mud. And the mudslide was cheered on, and capitalized on, at every turn, by the far left that has been so eager to stop this nomination. Just politics? I don’t think so.

“And on the other extreme, some of the other lines of attack have been completely trivial. Last night, the New York Times unleashed this ‘major’ story. Get this -- Judge Kavanaugh may have been accused of throwing some ice -- ice -- across a college bar back in the mid-1980s. Talk about a bombshell. One can only imagine what new bombshell might be published today, or tomorrow. But we know one thing for certain: The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh, here on the floor, this week. Our Democratic friends will try to move the goalposts yet again. Just yesterday, they submitted a list of twenty-four people whom they wanted the FBI to interview.

“So I’m confident we’ll hear that even the very same supplemental FBI investigation Democrats had so loudly demanded is now, magically, no longer sufficient. Well, after the FBI shares what they’ve found, Senators will have the opportunity to vote. We’ll have the opportunity to vote ‘no’ on the politics of personal destruction. We’ll have the opportunity to vote ‘yes’ on this fine nominee.”



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What a hypocrite
Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:32:40   By: Anonymous
 
They should just as the Turtle did when Garland was nominated
Why do the Repubturds think they don't have to play by the same rules, not live by the law etc.
This not The United States of Republicans, and they sure aren't making America great

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    HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:33:38   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:55:37   By: Anonymous
       
      What "the Turdle" cry tears!!!

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:01:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Jesus Mitch, don't you hate when those Dems move the goalposts?

        On the good side, Kavanaugh can certainly lie fast enough to keep up with them.

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:04:59   By: Anonymous
         
        I,'ve never seen a turtle cry before.

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      Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 07:01:15   By: Anonymous
       
      This sounds like Oliveira! 30 years ago Merita did something and I can't remember what it was or when it was but she did it! Sounds just like Calaveras politics right now!

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    Re: What a hypocrite
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:16:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes that was good old fashioned politics after what Harry Reid did to go nuclear earlier. But did the GOP set out to destroy Garland personally or destroy his family? No they did not!!!

    The Dems instead showed their true colors as mean, vindictive, small and just plain ugly.

    The GOP said to Garland, you are a good man and qualified candidate but you are not getting a hearing now. Simple clean and done. Dems were mad and had a right to be but it was nothing like this.

    What the Dems are doing is just hateful

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      Re: What a hypocrite
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 12:58:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Democrats like to do mean and hateful things, like murdering babies.

      [Reply ]

        Re: What a hypocrite
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 13:16:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Yeah! And if you're ignorant enough to believe the sexual assault accusations brought by Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez, you're stupid enough to believe one about him being found naked in a barn full of livestock.

        [Reply ]

          Re: What a hypocrite
          Posted on: 2018-10-02 20:49:43   By: Anonymous
           
          If you knew Dr. Ford, you would not say that.

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    Re: What a hypocrite
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 19:13:02   By: Anonymous
     
    news incoming of screwed up ballots coming out due to new california ballot law enacted by the liberal progressive democrats. check your ballots abs #nevervotedemocrat

    [Reply ]

    Re: What a hypocrite
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 05:50:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

    [Reply ]

List Of Kavanaugh Lies
Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:36:33   By: Anonymous
 
Blasey and Kavanaugh ‘did not travel in the same social circles’

“She attended an independent private school named Holton-Arms, and she was a year behind me,” Kavanaugh said. “She and I did not travel in the same social circles.”

In that July 1 calendar entry about drinking “skis” with friends, he lists “Squi,” the nickname for his high school classmate Chris Garrett. Blasey testified that she briefly “went out with” Garrett in the summer of 1982.

Kavanaugh also admitted in a separate Sept. 17 committee interview that he was friends with Holton-Arms girls. “I would imagine that there were Holton-Arms girls [at parties] on occasion, and I was friends with a couple,” he said.
‘I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out’

“I drank beer with my friends,” Kavanaugh yelled in his opening statement. “Almost everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did. I liked beer. I still like beer. But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone.”

It shouldn’t matter if someone who likes to drink beer or used to binge-drink to the point of blacking out goes on to have a successful career. What is at issue is that Blasey alleged that Kavanaugh was “visibly drunk” when the alleged assault took place. It’s possible Kavanaugh had drunk too much to remember the event.

Kavanaugh repeatedly stated that he has never blacked out in his life. Numerous people who knew him in college and high school said this was likely impossible, based on the number of times they saw him staggering drunk.

“Brett was a sloppy drunk, and I know because I drank with him,” said Dr. Liz Swisher, a college friend of Kavanaugh’s. “I watched him drink more than a lot of people. He’d end up slurring his words, stumbling.”

“He was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk,” said James Roche, a freshman-year college roommate of Kavanaugh’s. “I did not observe the specific incident in question, but I do remember Brett frequently drinking excessively and becoming incoherently drunk.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that while at Yale, he was a big partier, often drank to excess, and there had to be a number of nights where he does not remember,” said Lynn Brookes, a college classmate.

Kavanaugh and his friends were “loud, obnoxious frat boy-like drunks,” who were the “hardest drinkers on campus,” according to Kit Winter, Kavanaugh’s other freshman-year college roommate.

“I definitely saw him on multiple occasions stumbling drunk where he could not have rational control over his actions or clear recollection of them,” said Daniel Livan, who lived in Kavanaugh’s dorm. “His depiction of himself is inaccurate.”

“The fact is, at Yale, and I can speak to no other times, Brett was a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker,” said Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s. “I know because, especially in our first two years of college, I often drank with him. On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer.”

Ludington added, “I can unequivocally say that in denying the possibility that he ever blacked out from drinking, and in downplaying the degree and frequency of his drinking, Brett has not told the truth.”

Kavanaugh’s assertion that he has never blacked out from drinking is further challenged by his own stories and emails.

In a 2014 speech at Yale, Kavanaugh recounted his fun partying days with a story about “falling out of the bus onto the front steps of Yale Law School at about 4:45 a.m.” after attending a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. He then admitted that he and a friend had to put together their memory of the drunken night the next day.

“Indeed, as a classmate of mine and I were reminiscing and piecing things together the other day, we think we had more than a few beers before the banquet,” Kavanaugh said.

Kavanaugh, in an email to friends after a fun weekend vacation, apologized for getting belligerent after losing games of dice and said he didn’t remember it happening.

“Excellent time,” reads Kavanaugh’s email dated Sept. 10, 2001. “Apologies to all for missing Friday (good excuse), arriving late Saturday (weak excuse), and growing aggressive after blowing still another game of dice (don’t recall). Reminders to everyone to be very, very vigilant w/r/t confidentiality on all issues and all fronts, including with spouses.”

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    Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:38:56   By: Anonymous
     
    ‘The drinking age was 18 in Maryland’

    “My friends and I sometimes got together and had parties on weekends,” Kavanaugh testified. “The drinking age was 18 in Maryland for most of my time in high school, and was 18 in D.C. for all of my time in high school.”

    The legal drinking age was raised to 21 in Maryland when Kavanaugh was 17 years old in 1982, which is when Blasey’s alleged assault took place.

    Not only is Kavanaugh wrong about the drinking age when he was in high school; he wasn’t even 18 years old (the incorrect drinking age he claims) when he recorded his own beer drinking on his calendar at the time.

    Who cares about a little underage drinking? It wouldn’t matter if this weren’t about two bigger issues: the event in question and whether Kavanaugh is credible. His dishonesty here shows he gets even the little things wrong.
    ‘Boofs’ and ‘Devil’s Triangle’

    “Judge, have you boofed yet?” The question appears on Kavanaugh’s 1983 senior yearbook page. It corresponds with Judge’s page, which says, “Bart, have you boofed yet?” Kavanaugh’s entry includes other terms that refer to heavy drinking (“100 kegs or bust” and “Beach Week Ralph Club”) and a curious phrase, “Devil’s Triangle.”

    What does “boof” mean? And “Devil’s Triangle”? The first term “refers to flatulence,” Kavanaugh said in response to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and the second is a “drinking game” akin to quarters.

    But many people, including Kavanaugh’s classmates at Georgetown Prep, said that’s not what those terms mean and that’s not what Kavanaugh was referring to at all. “Boof” has a history of being a slang term for anal sex, and “Devil’s Triangle” refers to sex between two men and one woman.

    “Based on extensive interviews by me and @katekelly with Kavanaugh’s former Georgetown Prep classmates, what he just said about the meanings of ‘boofed’ and ‘Devil’s Triangle’ is not true,” tweeted David Enrich, who broke the story about Kavanaugh’s yearbook writings.
    ‘Renate Alumnius’

    In his high school yearbook, Kavanaugh listed himself as a “Renate Alumnius.” (The misspelling of “alumnus” is in the original text.) This was a reference to Renate Dolphin, a female contemporary who attended a Maryland Catholic girls’ school.

    “That yearbook reference was clumsily intended to show affection and that she was one of us,” Kavanaugh testified. “But in this circus, the media’s interpreted the term is related to sex. It was not related to sex.”

    But two other Georgetown Prep classmates of Kavanaugh’s told The New York Times that it was related to sex. The prep school boys who wrote “Renate Alumnius” in their yearbooks intended it as a claim of conquest ― that they had some kind of physical relations with her.

    “They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate,” Sean Hagan, one of Kavanaugh’s high school classmates, told The New York Times.

    Another Georgetown Prep classmate wrote a ditty about Dolphin clearly documenting that their reference was not about friendship: “You need a date / and it’s getting late / so don’t hesitate / to call Renate.” They were saying she was easy.

    Dolphin had signed a letter to the committee with 64 other women in support of Kavanaugh after Blasey’s allegations emerged. When the Times contacted her about the “Renate Alumnius” yearbook reference, she said she had not known about it and that it greatly hurt her to learn of it.

    “I don’t know what ‘Renate Alumnus’ actually means,” she told the Times. “I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment.”

    A statement from Kavanaugh’s lawyer Alexandra Walsh to the Times said that her client and Dolphin attended a high school event once and “shared a brief kiss good night following that event.”

    “I think Brett must have me confused with someone else, because I never kissed him,” Dolphin said through a lawyer in response.

    And yet Kavanaugh said the reference was “not related to sex” after claiming a kiss that the woman in question denies.

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      Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:40:15   By: Anonymous
       
      ‘Beach Week Ralph Club, Biggest Contributor’

      Kavanaugh listed himself as the biggest contributor to the “Beach Week Ralph Club.” Beach Week is a party week in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area where high school students go to nearby beaches to drink heavily. “Ralph” is slang for “vomit.” When Whitehouse asked Kavanaugh about this reference, he said it was about spicy food.

      “I’m known to have a weak stomach, and I always have,” Kavanaugh testified. “In fact, the last time I was here, you asked me about having ketchup on spaghetti. I always have had a weak stomach.”

      “So the vomiting that you reference in the Ralph Club reference, related to the consumption of alcohol?” Whitehouse followed up.

      To which Kavanaugh sputtered a non sequitur reply about how he went to Yale: “Senator, I was at the top of my class academically, busted my butt in school. Captain of the varsity basketball team. Got in Yale College. When I got into Yale College, got into Yale Law School. Worked my tail off.”

      “Did it relate to alcohol? You haven’t answered that,” Whitehouse pressed.

      “I like beer. I like beer. I don’t know if you do,” Kavanaugh sneered.

      “OK,” Whitehouse said, as Kavanaugh weirdly pressed the senator on whether he liked beer and what he preferred to drink.

      It is simply laughable to consider that “Beach Week Ralph Club, Biggest Contributor” is in reference to anything other than drinking so much alcohol that one vomits.
      ‘No connections to Yale’

      “I have no connections there,” Kavanaugh insisted regarding his ties to Yale University, where he went as an undergraduate and for law school. “I got there by busting my tail.”

      But his grandfather, Everett Edward Kavanaugh, went to Yale for undergrad. The Intercept dug up a copy of his grandfather’s yearbook, showing him as a student.

      Yale has said that 20 to 25 percent of its students are classified as legacy students.
      No one accused me of sexual misconduct ‘until last week’

      “Throughout my 53 years and seven months on this Earth, until last week, no one ever accused me of any kind of sexual misconduct,” Kavanaugh declared in his Sept. 27 hearing.

      But Blasey alerted Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the committee, of her allegations in July. Blasey publicly revealed herself in a Sept. 16 article in The Washington Post.
      Mark Judge’s memoir was ‘fictionalized’

      Kavanaugh’s friend Judge wrote a book titled “Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk,” in which a character named Bart O’Kavanaugh (sound familiar?) vomits on someone’s car during Beach Week and passes out.

      Kavanaugh denied that he was the inspiration for O’Kavanaugh. “He wrote a book that is a fictionalized book,” he said in his hearing.

      But a note at the beginning of Judge’s book states, “This book is based on actual experiences.”
      Judge Alex Kozinski

      Kavanaugh repeatedly denied knowing that Judge Alex Kozinski, a mentor for whom Kavanaugh clerked from 1991 to 1992, was a sex predator who harassed women in his office and maintained a private server in his offices for porn. Kozinski is the most important judicial figure, aside from now-retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Kavanaugh’s life. Kozinski introduced Kavanaugh when the latter was nominated to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

      It’s impossible to know if Kavanaugh provided misleading testimony when he said the revelations about Kozinski were a total surprise and “a gut punch.” But it seems very unlikely.

      Kozinski was first accused of “sadistic” and “abusive” behavior in 1985. When the allegations emerged, the Senate Judiciary Committee reopened hearings into his nomination after it already voted to send his nomination to the full Senate. He was still confirmed to the 9th Circuit.

      Reports about his harassment of female clerks and his maintenance of a website hosting porn came out in 2008. Kozinski was also known to send to a listserv wildly inappropriate content that demeaned women. He was admonished in 2009 and stepped down as chief judge of the 9th Circuit in 2014. Yet Kavanaugh appeared with Kozinski at a Federalist Society event in 2015.

      Kozinski’s behavior was not unknown. Legal reporters Dahlia Lithwick and Ian Millhiser have written that they knew about Kozinski. Yale Law School students told HuffPost that professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, who are married to each other, intimated that they avoided clerking with Kozinski because he was known to sexually harass women. Chua is friends with Kavanaugh, has directed multiple students to clerk with him and endorsed his nomination.

      Heidi Bond, one of the women who came forward in 2017 to tell their stories of harassment at Kozinski’s hands, wrote in Slate, “Kozinski’s sexual comments — to both men and women — were legendary.”

      “Having clerked in his chambers, I do not know how it would be possible to forget something as pervasive as Kozinski’s famously sexual sense of humor or his gag list, as Kavanaugh has professed to in his hearings,” Bond wrote.

      Kavanaugh said in his hearing that he could not remember receiving emails from Kozinski’s email list, known as the “Easy Rider Gag List.”

      It’s hard to confirm what Kavanaugh knew about Kozinski. It would be possible to find out if he ever received some of those creepy emails Kozinski sent to his listserv, but Kavanaugh did not offer to search his emails to find out.

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        Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:40:58   By: Anonymous
         
        William Pryor nomination

        William Pryor was nominated by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in 2003. Pryor, a protege of now–Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was controversial for his views on abortion. Kavanaugh, who handled judicial nominations for the White House at that time, denied that he personally handled Pryor’s nomination when he was questioned during his appeals court confirmation hearings.

        “I was not involved in handling his nomination,” Kavanaugh said. “I am familiar generally with Mr. Pryor, but that was not one that I worked on personally.”

        But emails showed that Kavanaugh was consulted on Pryor’s nomination.

        “How did the Pryor interview go?” Kyle Sampson, a Bush-era Justice Department staffer, emailed Kavanaugh in 2002. “Call me.”

        This email did not refute Kavanaugh’s careful testimony, as he said he was “not involved in handling this nomination.” But Democratic senators felt that he misled with his testimony. When he was asked whether he lied or misled about this during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, he responded, “As I recall at least, I was not the primary person on that.”
        Judge Charles Pickering Sr. nomination

        During Kavanaugh’s 2006 confirmation hearing for his seat on the D.C. Circuit, he was asked about his role in the Bush White House during the 2001 nomination of Charles Pickering Sr. to a seat on the 5th Circuit. Pickering had solicited letters of support for his nomination from lawyers who had business before his court in Mississippi. Kavanaugh was asked whether he knew about those letters of support.

        “My first question is this,” then-Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) asked Kavanaugh. “Did you know that Judge Pickering planned to solicit letters of support in this manner before he did so? And if not, when did you become aware that Judge Pickering had solicited these letters of support?”

        “The answer to the first question, Senator, is no,” Kavanaugh replied. “This was not one of the judicial nominees that I was primarily handling.”

        But recently disclosed emails show that Kavanaugh played a significant role in Pickering’s nomination process, which dragged on into 2004 because of a Democratic Party filibuster. Kavanaugh was often the only person included on emails about Pickering’s nomination and helped place op-eds and news stories to help the nominee.

        This doesn’t directly refute Kavanaugh’s statement that he wasn’t “primarily handling” the Pickering nomination. Feingold, however, believes he was misled at the time by Kavanaugh.

        “Taking all his testimony together, we see a clear pattern emerge: Brett Kavanaugh has never appeared under oath before the U.S. Senate without lying,” Feingold wrote in a HuffPost opinion piece.
        Warrantless wiretapping

        When Kavanaugh was nominated to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, he was asked whether he knew anything about the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping policy.

        Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pressed Kavanaugh on whether he had ever seen “documents relating to the president’s [National Security Agency] warrantless wiretapping program.”

        “I learned of that program when there was a New York Times story — reports of that program when there was a New York Times story that came over the wire, I think on a Thursday night in mid-December of [2005],” Kavanaugh said at the time.

        Emails that came out during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, however, tell a different story on both accounts.

        In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Kavanaugh asked John Yoo, an Office of Legal Counsel lawyer who helped justify warrantless surveillance and torture programs, “Any results yet on the [Fourth Amendment] implications of random/constant surveillance of phone and e-mail conversations of non-citizens who are in the United States when the purpose of the surveillance is to prevent terrorist/criminal violence?”

        While Bush did not authorize the NSA surveillance program until 2002, Kavanaugh’s email indicates he was aware of discussions about the program before he said he learned about it from news reports.

        Yoo defended Kavanaugh, stating that he was not involved in the development of the NSA program known as Stellarwind.

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          Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
          Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:41:53   By: Anonymous
           
          Stolen emails

          In 2003, Kavanaugh received information based on documents that were stolen from Senate Democrats by a Republican staffer. This included one fully copied stolen document. The documents provided inside information about Democrats’ strategy to oppose Bush’s judicial picks.

          Leahy, whose documents were stolen, asked Kavanaugh about this in 2006. He denied knowing the source of the information he received.

          Leahy returned to this question during Kavanaugh’s hearing last week ― this time with access to Kavanaugh’s emails from the time. One of those emails included the first draft of a memo composed by Leahy’s staff, although it was not labeled as such. Another came with a subject line of “Spying,” although this one simply suggested the author had a “mole” among Democrats providing intelligence on their strategy.

          Leahy pressed Kavanaugh on the draft memo, which he said was “obviously taken from my internal emails.” He asked, “Did any of this raise a red flag in your mind?”

          “It did not, Senator, because it all seemed consistent with the usual kind of discussions that happen,” Kavanaugh responded.

          As to the question of the “mole” email labeled “Spying,” Kavanaugh chalked it up to bipartisanship, saying, “There was a lot of bipartisanship among the staffs. There were a lot of friendships and relationships where people would talk to — ‘Oh, I’ve got a friend on Sen. Ted Kennedy’s staff’ or ‘I have a friend on Sen. Hatch’s staff or Sen. Specter’s staff.’ That kind of information sharing did not raise red flags.”

          Kavanaugh never apologized to Leahy about receiving or using the stolen documents. Leahy concluded, “It’s fair to say that he was not forthright with me, and I’m bothered by it.”
          When he learned of Deborah Ramirez’s allegations

          Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) asked Kavanaugh on Sept. 27 when he first learned that Deborah Ramirez, a classmate from Yale, had alleged Kavanaugh once shoved his penis into her face as part of a joke.

          “In the last — in the period since then, The New Yorker story,” Kavanaugh replied, referencing the Sept. 23 story about Ramirez’s allegations written by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer.

          NBC News reported on Oct. 1 that Kavanaugh’s team had reached out to former classmates via text message to get them to rebut Ramirez’s allegations prior to the publication of The New Yorker article.

          Two former classmates of Kavanaugh and Ramirez ― Kerry Berchem and Karen Yarasavage ― discussed efforts by Kavanaugh and his lawyers to get Yale classmates to tell the press that the allegations were false.

          “In one message, Yarasavage said Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record in his defense,” NBC reported. “Two other messages show communication between Kavanaugh’s team and former classmates in advance of the story.”

          Oddly, in a private interview with committee members held on Sept. 25, Kavanaugh indicated that he did know about the allegations before The New Yorker article was published

          In the printed transcript of this interview that occurred two days before his public testimony, Kavanaugh complained that Ramirez was calling former classmates to see if they remembered the alleged incident. “And I, at least ― and I, myself, heard about that, that she was doing that,” he said, admitting that he knew about it ahead of time.

          It’s not clear why Kavanaugh provided a different response in his public testimony on Sept. 27.
          Sucking up to Trump

          “No president has ever consulted more widely or talked with more people from more backgrounds to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination,” Kavanaugh said moments after President Donald Trump announced his nomination.

          Not only is this an impossible claim to prove ― one would have to review the details of every past president’s vetting process for every Supreme Court nominee ― but it certainly appears that Trump did next to no consulting on his court pick. He was given a list of possible nominees by the Federalist Society, a conservative group that has tremendous sway over Trump’s judicial nominees, and told to pick one.

          It took Trump two weeks to pick Kavanaugh from the list. For some contrast, President Barack Obama spent about a month reviewing his options before nominating Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the court.

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            Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
            Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:46:12   By: Anonymous
             
            The lies under oath to the Senate is a federal offense.
            Kavanaugh should be impeached from his seat on the Federal appeals court.
            He waited one year to gain this seat, a year for the lies he told the Senate in his confirmation hearing.The Senate just pushed him thru, lies and all.

            Truth isn't truth- Dump's chief council Rudi Guliani.

            So we are now a nation based on lies?

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              Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
              Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:04:04   By: Anonymous
               
              The (GOP) GRAND OLD PEDOPHILES WILL GLADLY PUT A DRUNKEN JUDGE ON THE SUPREME COURT.

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                Re: Kavanaugh tells No Lies
                Posted on: 2018-10-02 13:00:45   By: Anonymous
                 
                Who put the pot smoking, coke head Obama in the White House?

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                  Re: Kavanaugh tells No Lies
                  Posted on: 2018-10-02 13:02:08   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Who put the rapist/woman beater Clinton in the White House?

                  [Reply ]

      Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:34:23   By: Anonymous
       
      ‘The drinking age was 749 in Maryland’

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    Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:40:53   By: Anonymous
     
    "I like beer"

    True statement by Kavanaugh.

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      Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:59:54   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2018-10-02 17:10:46
      Profanity

      [Reply ]

        Re: List Of Kavanaugh Lies
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:26:26   By: Anonymous
         
        "I like his tie"
        -Emperor Hiro Hito-

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Trump is the joke
Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:41:24   By: Anonymous
 
And the world laughs at us not with us.
Trump is the top felon in the
Flock
Of
Felons
Does a good job of bullying, lying, mocking, is that we want to teach our kids.


[Reply ]

    Re: Trump is the joke
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:27:50   By: Anonymous
     
    No he's not, that black guy & his crooked female-friend are the criminals.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:56:17   By: Anonymous
 
Do Trump supporters have a "blackout" in remembering it was the GOP who blocked Obama's nomination to the supreme court? Obama had a year in office yet to serve yet McConnell and pals said it was important to wait "and let the American people decide." Hypocrites all.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:12:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Not really, Obama's black, so it's ok.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:14:46   By: Anonymous
       
      And I say BAN on all cannabis cultivation! Democrats are smoking too much pot LOL!

      [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:14:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes that was good old fashioned politics after what Harry Reid did to go nuclear earlier. But did the GOP set out to destroy Garland? No they did not!!!

    The Dems instead showed their true colors as mean, vindictive, small and just plain ugly.

    The GOP said to Garland, you are a good man and qualified candidate but you are not getting a hearing now. Simple clean and done. Dems were mad and had a right to be but it was nothing like this.

    What the Dems are doing is just hateful

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:25:24   By: Anonymous
       
      I made poopy in my pants.

      [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 12:26:55   By: Anonymous
       
      Kavanaugh pooped in his own pants. The democrats just pointed out how stinky it was. Republicans are trying to pretend they can't smell it, but it seems to be affecting their composure.

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 13:20:37   By: Anonymous
         
        All those old white guys, you can bet they're well acquainted with that smell in their pants.

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BAD CLAMS!
Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:29:23   By: Anonymous
 
‘complicit in the evil.’

[Reply ]

FYI REPUBLICANS
Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:38:39   By: Anonymous
 
Trump Rally this afternoon 4:30 pm Fox Business!!!!! it's ok losers to see a Real President at Work

[Reply ]

    FYI: ANOTHER COMEDY PERFORMANCE
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 11:23:42   By: Anonymous
     
    By Donald " Laughingstock" Trump.

    Pres LAUGHINGSTOCK takes his show on the road for another night of laughs!!

    Gather 'round children, and watch an Orange Turd tell jokes.

    [Reply ]

      Re: FYI: ANOTHER COMEDY PERFORMANCE
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 11:27:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Tune in to the Comedy channel Fox.

      [Reply ]

      Re: FYI: ANOTHER COMEDY PERFORMANCE
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 11:27:41   By: Anonymous
       
      You'll be watching loser

      [Reply ]

        Re: FYI: ANOTHER COMEDY PERFORMANCE
        Posted on: 2018-10-02 12:18:05   By: Anonymous
         
        What part of being a democrap loser don't you like?

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    Re: FYI REPUBLICANS
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 16:58:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Another rally for the ignorant
    New FACTS about Trump and his family out today
    Just stupid people cant see what a real scum the Orange Turd and his supporters are

    [Reply ]

Awful Senator!
Posted on: 2018-10-02 14:27:01   By: Anonymous
 
He needs to be retired - awful senator - and obstructionist!

[Reply ]

    Re: Awful Senator!
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 05:52:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Fork McConnel right up the old wazooooooooo.

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