August 17, 2022

A Democratic Senator just rattled Kavanaugh with a brutal confrontation about a secret stolen email scandal

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This morning saw the beginning of the second day of confirmation hearings for President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats came ready to fight.


Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) raked Kavanaugh over the coals in a stunning show of legal tightrope walking that exposes the right-wing extremist as a liar and a thief who has misled the Senate in his past testimony and will not hesitate to do so again.

Back during the days of the Bush presidency, a Republican staffer by the name of Manny Miranda stole Democratic emails that contained the questions that the opposition was planning on asking President Bush’s judicial nominees.

Those stolen emails, some having belonged to Leahy himself, just so happened to find their way into the hands of those who were planning confirmation hearing strategy — like Brett Kavanaugh.

During the hearing, it became clear that Leahy had proof that Kavanaugh knew the documents were stolen and used them for political gain anyway, but the proof was locked away in the confidential documents that Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are refusing to release and thus could not be referenced in court, but that didn’t stop Leahy from doing his damnedest, as reported by Rewire News reporter Jessica Mason Pieklo:

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When faced with the evidence, Kavanaugh refused to give any definitive answers and appeared visibly shaken after the exchange, loudly hinting at his guilt for all to see.

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This exchange highlights just how important the documents being withheld by Senate Republicans are to showing the public just what a partisan snake Brett Kavanaugh really is; a man who would lie to the Senate and use stolen emails for political gain.

That alone should be enough to disqualify him, but when you add in his appalling track record when it comes to the rights of anyone who isn’t an obscenely wealthy Christian white man, it’s clear that Brett Kavanaugh is not a man who should be given a lifetime appointment to anything.

h/t to Jessica Mason Pieklo. Follow her on Twitter.


Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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