As the Republican majority in the Senate tries to rush through the confirmation hearings of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats are using every bit of ammo they have to stop the appointment, even if they know he’ll get confirmed anyway.
Perhaps the biggest Democratic bombshell from the hearings came from Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who grilled Kavanaugh on his role on an email theft scandal from his days working in the Bush Administration.
Leahy later took to Twitter to explain the scandal and Kavanaugh’s role in it:
“The ringleader worked closely with
#Kavanaugh in pushing these controversial nominees. Kavanaugh testified he had no reason to suspect anything “untoward.” Today I began confronting him with the many reasons why he would have known there was something deeply wrong here.”
“Days before the hearing for a hyper-controversial nominee, the ringleader of the hack sent Mr.
#Kavanaugh specific details on what I was planning to ask about at her hearing. Said he learned it from “Intel.””
Before any mention of it was public, the ringleader also sent
#Kavanaugh a DRAFT letter of mine and other Dems. He worked extensively on nominations in the WH at the time, and would’ve known he had a private letter that hadn’t yet been reported in the press.
The ringleader also wanted to meet privately, OFF-SITE with
#Kavanaugh to provide him and another official with docs with intel on Sens. Feinstein and Biden. Why not email or fax?? There’s more to this email that I hope will be public, and soon.
These are the only documents that Chairman Grassley allowed to make public to date. There are more that are being hidden and that shed light on
#Kavanaugh’s role in this scandal. They must be made public so you, and the Senate, can judge for ourselves. #WhatAreTheyHiding
For a closer look at the specific documents Leahy posted, check it out on Twitter.
There are those, virtually anyone not a congressional Republican or part of the Trump administration, who believe this damming report is pretty disqualifying for Kavanaugh:
No matter how much anyone agrees with Dworkin that Trump should withdraw the nomination, it’s not going to happen unless a Republican or two, like Jeff Flake or Bob Corker, who have been critics of Trump’s doings decide to vote against Kavanaugh. So far, neither of those two have ever done a single thing to back up their tough talk, however, so don’t hold your breath.