At this point, it doesn’t matter in any official way whether or not Republicans believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault (despite the massive amounts of damage they’re doing to women by once again attacking a survivor of sexual assault simply for coming forward). Even without those allegations, Kavanaugh’s repeated perjury under oath disqualifies him from sitting on the Supreme Court and should get him impeached as a judge, entirely.
The "Kavanaugh was completely justified to repeatedly lie under oath because he didn't like the questions" argument is particularly hilarious when you remember Kavanuagh's work for Ken Starr https://t.co/Ye9kfZ1FjZ
— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) September 30, 2018
According to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and based solely on statements made by Kavanaugh under oath that have been proven false by documents from the National Archives:
‘Sen. Dianne Feinstein told POLITICO that she has now identified another area in which she believes Kavanaugh was not truthful in communications with senators. She said that by directing officials to speak to reporters during the investigation of President Bill Clinton, Kavanaugh may have violated grand jury secrecy laws — even though he told her and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) he never broke those rules.’
This is another lie. You would hope that people wouldn't lie about recorded testimony. Why does he reference revenge on behalf of the Clintons?Because Kavanaugh worked with Ken Starr's independent counsel investigation. pic.twitter.com/euy1NmoSQq
— BooToYou! (@boodad12) October 2, 2018
Her statement says:
‘According to a memo from the National Archives, Brett Kavanaugh instructed Hickman Ewing, a colleague and deputy independent counsel in the Starr investigation, to ‘call [Chris] Ruddy’ about matters before a grand jury, which would be illegal to disclose. I asked Judge Kavanaugh in questions for the record whether he had shared ‘information learned through grand jury proceedings.’ His answer, which says that he acted ‘consistent with the law,’ conflicts with the official memo from Mr. Ewing. Disclosing grand jury information is against the law and would be troubling for any lawyer, especially one applying for a promotion to the highest court in the country.’
Shocking that BK accused the Clintons for his troubles. But this article reveals WHY. He was a rabid Ken Starr lieutenent, gleefully making up lies to destroy them, according this former friend & political insider… https://t.co/80PP1LzR0M
— Vicki Wright (@WebMarketStore) October 1, 2018
This is far from the first lie Kavanaugh has been proven to have told the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath.
Lying to Congress is a federal crime.
The FBI must examine the veracity of Kavanaugh’s statements under oath in addition to the sexual assault allegations against him. Kavanaugh's truthfulness with the Senate goes to the very heart of whether he should be confirmed to the court. pic.twitter.com/TsNOTm4fxK
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 29, 2018
Far from just lying about his drinking of involvement in sexual assaults, Kavanaugh is shown to have lied under oath about files stolen by the GOP from Democrats, his knowledge of NSA wiretapping, and many, many other subjects.
Perjury matters. Whether or not Dr. Ford can offer concrete proof that Kavanaugh assaulted her that Republicans would accept, there is endless proof that he lied under oath.
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