Why is it that so many very conservative male politicians have been drawn to a dark underside? Senate Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow President Barack Obama’s choice, Merrick Garland, to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for eight months. Yet, the Senate leader has been rushing Brett Kavanaugh through the process at breakneck speed. Maybe, that is because the more we learn about Kavanaugh, the darker it gets.
The nominee wrote an X-rated memo in 1998 when he was working for the independent counsel Ken Starr during the investigation into President Bill Clinton’s sexual relationship with one of his interns, Monica Lewinsky. The judge is currently a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
With good reason, Democrats want to see the wide swath of documents that Kavanaugh produced while he has been on the job, including his time in President George W. Bush’s White House.
Donald Trump’s nominated Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, a lifetime position, after discovering that the judge had written that presidents cannot stand trial. Interesting coincidence.
The National Archives released Kavanaugh’s risque memo in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from The Washington Post. The nominee wrote the memo displaying proposed questions for Starr to ask. They include:
‘If Monica Lewinsky says that you inserted a cigar into her vagina while you were in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?’
Keep in mind, the judge will probably vote against Roe v. Wade. His conservative swing vote would set women’s reproductive rights back half a century.
Kavanaugh addressed his sexually explicit memo to “All Attorneys.” Was he trying to be cute when he put “Slack for the President?” in the subject line? Certainly, there was nothing funny about the grueling investigation to decide whether to impeach the president of the United States
Starr’s people had been at it for 1,450 days by June 11, and almost exactly two months later, the then-attorney wrote his erotic August 15 memo.
The memo was Judge Kavanaugh’s suggestion for the Starr team. He wrote that he was “strongly opposed” to give President Clinton any leeway:
‘After reflecting this evening, I am strongly opposed to giving the President any ‘break’ in the questioning regarding the details of the Lewinsky relationship” unless he “resigns” or “confesses perjury. He has required the urgent attention of the courts and the Supreme Court for frivolous privilege claims — all to cover up his oral sex from an intern. He has lied to his aides. He has lied to the American people. He has tried to disgrace you and the Office with a sustained propaganda campaign that would make Nixon blush.’
Judge Kavanaugh continued in his memo that Starr’s team would be doing the country an injustice:
‘If we willingly “conspire” with the President in an effort to conceal the true nature of his acts.’
That was the point in his memo where the nominee gave Starr’s team 10 questions to ask the president. The majority of them were erotic.
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