Cory Booker Released Confidential Documents Related To Testimony At Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

08 September, 2018, 10:16 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was "not truthful" when he denied knowing that he had received documents that Leahy said had been "stolen" from him and other Democrats.

In its final day of the hearing, the committee on September 7 heard from outside witnesses testifying for and against the nomination, with protesters again interrupting the proceedings in opposition to Kavanaugh.

Vermont's senior senator of Vermont built upon a line of questioning he began on Wednesday, pressing Kavanaugh on emails between him and then fellow Republican operative Manuel Miranda, who was responsible for promulgating stolen information from Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during Kavanaugh's time as a lawyer for the White House counsel under President George W. Bush.

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Brett Kavanaugh appears likely to gain confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court after completing the gauntlet that is now the hearing process for nominees to the country's highest bench. "I have been involved in confirmation hearings for six Supreme Court justices".

Kavanaugh's threat to America goes well beyond race, as women, in general, have every right to be alarmed after the circuit court judge on Thursday referred to birth control as "abortion-inducing drugs".

Kavanaugh signaled respect for the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, calling it an important legal precedent that had been reaffirmed by the justices over the decades.

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Harris is one of several Democrats concerned about Kavanaugh's view of whether a sitting president can be indicted. The witnesses included Rochelle Garza, the legal guardian for a pregnant immigrant teenager whose quest for an abortion Kavanaugh would have delayed past year.

Yale law school professor Akhil Reed Amar, a liberal testifying in support of Kavanaugh, had a message for Democratic senators: "Don't be mad". "You've probably been told you have the votes to be confirmed so you don't have to care, but I care".

"In my view, the White House should not be involved in the SG's formulation of a position in the first instance, but rather only in approving or disapproving what the SG proposes", Kavanaugh wrote in a 2001 email. "If you torpedo Kavanaugh you'll likely end up with someone worse". Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was the center of attention as she grilled Kavanaugh on whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election with anyone at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres, which was founded by President Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz. "And when it came to potential justice Kavanaugh, here's somebody who has a history of standing for the sanctity of life and religious liberty".

But Dean predicted that with Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, it would be "the most presidential powers-friendly court in the modern era".

Trump, campaigning in Montana Thursday, said the judge deserves bipartisan support and criticized the "anger and the meanness on the other side - it's sick".

He questioned Kavanaugh about the matter in confirmation hearings in 2004, when Kavanaugh's nomination for the federal appeals court was stalled, and in 2006, when Kavanaugh won confirmation. Thomas reported from Billings, Montana.

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