You’ve already heard the obvious lies Brett Kavanaugh has told about the definitions of “boof” or “Devil’s triangle,” those are small potatoes. Saying he had no connections at Yale, when his grandfather went there is also not huge, although taken together even these seemingly unimportant infractions of truth seem to display a pattern of Kavanaugh wanting to impose his own version of events over how things actually were or how they took place. Some of the lies are simply silly, like telling Kamala Harris that he didn’t watch Dr. Ford’s testimony before the senate when in fact he did. Here are more. Medium:
Kavanaugh argued that “none of those gatherings included the group of people that Dr. Ford has identified.”
A July 1 calendar entry included the exact group of people that Dr. Blasey Ford said attended the gathering.
Kavanaugh claimed in his opening statement on September 27, “Dr. Ford’s allegations are not merely uncorroborated, it’s refuted by the very people she says were there.”
Associated Press: “THE FACTS: The statements in question do not corroborate Ford’s allegations, but they also do not exonerate Kavanaugh. They leave open the possibility that people at the small gathering forgot about it or were not in position to witness the assault.”
Those are about his personal life. His professional lies are much worse.
During his 2006 confirmation hearing for his D.C. Circuit Court nomination, Kavanaugh assured members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would “follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully.”
A decade later, and just one year after the Supreme Court once again reaffirmed Roe v. Wade in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Kavanaugh ruled to deny a woman the right to get an abortion without obstruction by the federal government.
During Kavanaugh’s 2006 confirmation hearing, he lied under oath about his work on warrantless wiretapping. Kavanaugh denied involvement in a controversial Bush-era surveillance program and said that he didn’t know about it until the program was revealed by the New York Times.
A newly released email shows that Kavanaugh asked the Justice Department about the constitutionality of “random/constant surveillance of phone and email conversations of non-citizens who are in the United States when the purpose of the surveillance is to prevent terrorist/criminal violence.”
Kavanaugh claimed that his previous testimony about his work in the Bush White House was “100 percent accurate.”
As Leahy detailed, “There is evidence that Mr. Miranda provided you with materials that were stolen from me,” Mr. Leahy said at the hearing. “And that would contradict your prior testimony. It is also clear from public emails — and I’m refraining from going into nonpublic ones — that you had reason to believe materials were obtained inappropriately at the time.”
Kavanaugh’s value system is getting what he wants, regardless of ethics or legality.
Jeff Flake said on 60 Minutes that if the FBI investigation proved that Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would not be confirmed. Good. Let’s see Flake and the rest of the GOP stand behind that assertion now. There are going to be a lot more lies added to this tally as the days go by.
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