Kavanaugh Admits Secrecy Culture At Georgetown High School


Brett Kavanaugh & Mark Judge

After Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford came forward with explosive allegations of attempted rape while the two were in high school, the debate has predictably boiled down to who is to be believed, with the GOP largely siding with Kavanaugh and Democrats with Christine Blasey Ford.




Turns out however that it is Kavanaugh’s own words that may/should sink his nomination.
Yours Truly just stumbled into a newly released video of Kavanaugh in which he revelled in the fact that “what happens at Georgetown Prep (his high school)stays at Georgetown Prep.”


This is the smoking gun of smoking gun evidence and Dems must nail him with it.

Bottom line, while it is hard to ascertain definitively what happened decades ago, the fact that Kavanaugh himself openly admits in this video that there was a culture of secrecy at his high school, for which he takes pride in, should be enough for any reasonable person to believe Christine Blasey Ford’s account of the events and sink Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Must Testify Before The Senate

Christine Blasey Ford & Brett Kavanaugh

The woman accusing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual impropriety while the two were in high school has come out and given an interview to the Washington Post.


The 51 year old Christine Blasey Ford, now a Research Psychologist in California said now that her once private story is out there, she wants to be the one to tell it in her own words.

So what does this mean for the Kavanaugh confirmation process? Dems must immediately demand a halt to the vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for this coming Thursday. Kavanaugh’s accuser deserves to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee before any vote is cast as to his confirmation. Americans also deserve to hear from Kavanaugh’s accuser but more importantly, see how Kavanaugh responds under penalty of perjury to her accusations.

Bottom line Dems should insist that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings be reopened and that Kavanaugh’s accuser testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee before any vote is taken.

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Sen Feinstein Refers Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Kavanaugh To The FBI



There has been a major development in the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation saga. CNN reports that Sen Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) has referred to the FBI a letter alleging sexual misconduct against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stemming from his days in high school.

It is not yet clear what Kavanaugh is alleged to have done but according to the CNN report, Sen Feinstein has had the letter since July of this year. It is not clear why the letter never featured in Kavanaugh’s recently concluded confirmation hearings.


The White House has predictably slammed Sen Feinstein’s referral calling it a desperate delaying tactic by the Dems. It is not clear how these allegations of sexual misconduct will affect Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court but allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men always draw sharp reactions from women. It will be interesting to see how the women in congress react to these allegations–especially Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

Yours Truly is big on due process and will therefore wait for the details of these allegations to be made public and more importantly for Kavanaugh to respond to them before taking any position on the issue.

Bottom line because these are allegations of sexual misconduct, they are bound to have an impact on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The only question is whether they’ll deal a mortal blow to his confirmation or not

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Kavanaugh Pushed For A $500K Cap On 9/11 Victim Compensation


Newly released documents show that as White House Counsel for President George W. Bush, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushed for a $500,000 cap on the amount of compensation victims of the deadly September 11, 2001 terrorist attack could receive from the federal government.


This startling revelation reported by the New York Daily News shows that soon after the 9/11 attacks, while the entire country was very sympathetic to the victims of the terrorist attack and their families, Kavanaugh was already scheming on ways to stiff them of their much needed federal compensation funds. This is yet another issue that should outrightly disqualify Kavanaugh from the U.S. Supreme Court. Simply put, if Kavanaugh treated victims of 9/11 with such callous disregard, at a time when all Americans agreed they deserved a lot of federal assistance, there is no reason to expect that he will be compassionate as a Supreme Court Justice.

Bottom line Dems need to highlight Kavanaugh’s cruelty towards 9/11 victims and their families when making their case against his confirmation. Alaskans and Mainers must make sure Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are made aware of this.

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Why Sen Murkowski Is Highly Likely A NO On Kavanaugh



While mainstream media political pundits have been busy trying to figure out how Sen Susan Collins(R-ME) will vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, very little has been discussed about the fact that out of all GOP Senators, it is Sen Lisa Murkowski(R-AL) and not Sen Susan Collins who is most likely to vote NO on Kavanaugh. This point appears lost to all the beltway political pundits.


Luckily it turns out the Lisa Murkowski angle is not lost to one Jennifer Bendery of the Huffington Post who penned a brilliant piece on this subject–an absolute must read folks. Bendery’s article clearly illustrates that contrary to popular belief, Sen Murkowski is under significantly more pressure than Sen Susan Collins when it comes to the Kavanaugh confirmation issue. As a matter of fact, based on Bendery’s reporting, Lisa is almost certainly a NO on Kavanugh at this juncture.

So you say, “@Emolclause you full of it. Why would you make such a gigantic leap of faith on Murkowski?” Here’s why. There is a case currently pending at the U.S. Supreme Court, Sturgeon v Frost, in which the court will have to decide who controls Alaska’s waters–the state or the federal government.  As it currently stands, Alaska has federally protected waters where native Alaskan tribes survive on subsistence fishing. Sturgeon’s argument(the plaintiff) is that the state of Alaska should control its own waters not the feds. A win for Sturgeon at the the U.S. Supreme Court would therefore threaten the way of life (subsistence fishing) of the native Alaskan tribes, who played a major role in Sen Murkowski’s election victory. Kavanaugh’s previous decisions at the DC Circuit Court apparently line up with Sturgeon’s argument for state over federal control of Alaskan waters and the locals are making it crystal clear to Sen Murkowski that she must vote NO on Kavanaugh.

Therefore unlike Sen Collins who is pressured by Mainers mostly over Roe v Wade questions, here you have Sen Murkowski who is getting flooded by calls from native Alaskan fishermen who put her in the U.S. Senate, telling her a vote for kavanaugh would literally upend their way of life. This is why Yours Truly argues that Sen Murkowski is under more significant pressure than Sen Collins and is at this juncture an almost definite NO on Kavanaugh. It cannot also be left unsaid that other factors like Kavanaugh’s controversial “vetting” process(hiding documents) and the fact that he is one of the least popular Supreme Court nominees ever, also support Yours Truly’s conclusion that she is less likely to jeopardize the livelihoods of her native Alaskan fishing communities(her voting block) for a Supreme Court nominee as flawed as Kavanaugh–one who there is already talk of impeaching even before he is seated on the high court. Voting for Kavanaugh despite desperate pleas from Alaskan fishing communities, her loyal voting block, would literally make Sen Murkowski the hands down winner of the world’s “most deplorable person” contest.

Bottom line Alaskans, like Mainers must continue putting pressure on Sen Murkowski. There’s a very good chance she will vote NO on Kavanaugh as a result of desperate pleas from Alaskan fishing communities.

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Sen Collins Says Kavanaugh Lies Are A “Major Problem”


Sen Susan Collins, one of the Republicans considered likely to vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation has provided the strongest hint yet that she has not yet made up her mind on Kavanaugh but more importantly, that she could be a NO vote.

When a Maine newspaper asked her about Kavanaugh’s lies under oath during his confirmation hearings to the DC Circuit Court, and specifically as relates to Judge Pryor’s “vetting”,  Sen Collins responded that she was not aware of the issue but added, “If in fact (Kavanaugh) was not truthful, then obviously that would be a major problem for me.”

This is very encouraging news for anti-Kavanaugh liberals because as Senator Collins will soon find out, Kavanaugh has not only lied to congress, he has serially lied to congress under oath–felonies!!


Yes Senator Collins, this should be a major problem for you and your fellow GOP Senators thinking of elevating Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bottom line, Mainers should keep up the pressure on Sen Collins. Yours Truly foresees a NO vote in the horizon by Sen Collins and possibly Sen Murkowski over Kavanaugh lies. A luta continua!!

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Kavanaugh Unconvincingly Denies Talking To TrumpRussia Lawyer


Sen Kamala Harris(D-CA) questioning Kavanaugh at his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing

An interesting segment on MSNBC’s AM Joy show looked into Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s troubling ties to the ongoing TrumpRussia investigation.


It is well known that one of the major hang ups Democrats have with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and possible confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court is the appearance that Trump wants him on the high court to shield himself from the ongoing threat of the Mueller probe(TrumpRussia investigation). Dems therefore paid very close attention to Kavanaugh’s answers to pointed TrumpRussia questions from Sen Kamala Harris(D-CA). Kavanaugh initially denied knowing Marc Kasowitz, a prominent lawyer for Trump in the TrumpRussia investigation. Because Kasowitz is such a high profile lawyer known to many in the DC legal circles, many considered Kavanaugh’s denial an outright lie. The full AM Joy segment is available here but the relevant clip is below.

On the next day of questioning, the dilligent Sen Kamala Harris brought back the Kasowitz question to see if Kavanaugh would give a more convincing answer this time. Interestingly, Kavanaugh’s response changed a little bit from his previous response. He testified this time that he never talked to anybody at Kasowitz’s law firm about TrumpRussia, but notably he didn’t deny knowing Kasowitz this time as he had done the previous day.

As was correctly pointed out in MSNBC’s AM Joy show, it is totally understandable why Kavanaugh would want to steer clear from a TrumpRussia lawyer during his confirmation hearing to the U.S. Supreme Court. That however does not absolve him from answering truthfully serious questions posed to him at his confirmation hearings.

Bottom line there are many unanswered questions regarding Kavanaugh and the ongoing Mueller probe. If the purpose of the confirmation hearings was to allay fears that Trump wants him on the Supreme Court to shield himself against the threat of the Mueller probe, they certainly did not allay any fears. As a matter of fact Kavanaugh’s evasiveness on this crucial TrumpRussia question only added to the fears and will inevitable negatively impact the credibility of the Roberts Supreme Court.

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Emails Prove Kavanaugh Lied To Congress Under Oath Several Times



Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a tense time on the confirmation hot seat taking questions from Senator Patrick Leahy and other Dems as to whether he lied to Congress under oath during his confirmation hearings for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Well, courtesy of a Daily Beast article, we can definitively identify multiple instances where Kavanaugh lied to Congress under oath.

Kavanaugh lie #1—In 2006, under questioning by the late Dem Senator Ted Kennedy, Kavanaugh said he wasn’t involved in the selection and vetting process of controversial conservative judge William Pryor. Turns out there are now emails proving Kavanaugh was intricately involved in Judge Pryor’s vetting.

Kavanaugh lie #2—During his 2006 confirmation hearings for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, under questioning by Dem Senator Patrick Leahy, Kavanaugh outrightly denied ever receiving stolen Dem documents from Republican operative Manuel Miranda. Now during his confirmation hearings to the U.S. Supreme Court, after being confronted with emails between him and Miranda, he finally admitted to Senator Leahy that he did indeed receive the stolen Dem documents. He now contends however that he didn’t know they were stolen. A cursory look at the emails in question leads any reasonable person to the conclusion that Miranda did not get the Dem documents through legitimate channels making Kavanaugh’s assertion that he didn’t know Miranda acquired the Dem documents illegitimately an outright lie.

Kavanaugh lie #3—-Kavanaugh also lied about George W. Bush administration’s “Terrorist Surveillance Program”. Kavanaugh initially testified under oath that he found out about the program through a 2005 New York Times article. Well, turns out there is a 2001 email in which Kavanaugh is asking a DOJ lawyer: “Any results yet on the 4A implications of random/constant surveillance of phone and e-mail conversations of non-citizens who are in the United States when the purpose of the surveillance is to prevent terrorist/criminal violence?”. This again proves that Kavanaugh knew about the terrorist surveillance program way back in 2001 but decided to lie to congress about it under oath

It is well known that lying to congress under oath is a felony. Any reasonable person would therefore conclude that repeatedly lying to congress under oath is so serious, it should preclude anybody from assuming any judgeship, especially a judgeship at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bottom line Dems and the mainstream media must continue shedding light on Kavanaugh’s troubling conduct which clearly precludes him from being a Supreme Court Justice.

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Why Dems Must Fight Kavanaugh Even After Confirmation



A brilliant op-ed piece on USA Today by former Minnesota Senator Al Franken urges Democrats not to take lying down the travesty that’s the Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and possible confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The former Dem Senator argues that Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court will literally kill the independence of the judiciary as we have known it up until now. It is no secret that Trump and his GOP Senators are ramming Kavanaugh through to the U.S. Supreme Court to first and foremost shield Trump from the threat of the ongoing Mueller probe but also as a rubberstamp for the GOP longterm political objectives. In other words, former Senator Franken is arguing that while most Americans still look at/want the U.S. Supreme Court to be the independent head of the judicial branch, the GOP doesn’t look at it that way. They have turned the U.S. Supreme Court into an appendage of the Republican Party, which they can use to advance GOP ideals. Simply put, Franken is telling Democrats that if Senate Republicans succeed in ramming through Kavanaugh, they should stop looking at the U.S. Supreme Court as an independent judicial body and instead fight it as just another political wing of the GOP

This is certainly not an original idea advanced by Franken but is one that Democrats have certainly been very slow to come to terms with. The Republicans for example have done the same thing in Texas where the two highest courts, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals(CCA–Criminal) and the Texas Supreme Court(Civil) are essentially unofficial branches of the Texas Republican party. When Texas Republicans get in trouble with the law, the CCA almost always knocks down their convictions–you will remember the Tom Delay case and now with the current Texas AG Ken Paxton.

Yours Truly has spoken, in less eloquent terms of course, about this important but troubling issue regarding our courts that Franken now raises in his brilliant op-ed piece. Yours Truly for example has urged Dems to raise the troubling issues surrounding Kavanaugh’s confirmation process with Chief Justice Roberts because after all, he will be the one presiding over a court that’s sure to be stained by Kavanaugh’s seating. How can the public be expected to respect the Robert’s Supreme Court after the GOP travesty they’ve witnessed with Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings?


Bottom line it is high time Dems and the mainstream media quit treating GOP’s assault on judicial independence, especially regarding the U.S. Supreme Court as just “politics as usual” because it is anything but. The Dems may not have the votes to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court but they have a more powerful tool at their disposal–a majority of the public who want an independent Supreme Court and are disgusted at the GOP theatrics surrounding Kavanaugh’s confirmation, especially the blatant concealment of records. As former senator Franken says, Dems must keep fighting to restore the U.S. Supreme Court to its independent roots. The best way to do that(Yours Truly’s suggestion) is for Senate Dems to reach out to Chief Justice John Roberts and raise serious concerns about how the Kavanaugh confirmation process was conducted. The Chief Justice will be interested in their objections because it is the reputation of his court that is at stake. And even in the unlikely event that Chief Justice Roberts ignores Dem lamentations, they should continue digging for and exposing Kavanaugh’s records that were hidden from them during his confirmation hearings. As the old saying goes, A luta continua!!

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The Russians Hacked Kavanaugh’s Emails


Dem Senators have made a very compelling case in the ongoing Kavanaugh confirmation hearings as to why he is not fit for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.


However there is a bombshell revelation out there that is yet to make the mainstream media rounds suggesting that a server containing Kavanaugh’s emails related to the U.S. Attorney scandal during George W. Bush’s administration was hacked by the Russians(see Jennifer Cohn’s thread below)


This has profound implications because in addition to the compelling case Senate Dems have already made against Kavanaugh’s confirmation, it now appears that he is also TrumpRussia-compromised–Russians have Kompromat on him.

It is no secret that the ongoing Mueller probe will likely raise legal issues (eg Trump subpoena) that the U.S. Supreme Court, possibly with Kavanaugh on the bench, will have to settle. One of the biggest complaints raised by Senate Dems against Kavanaugh is that there is an appearance that President Trump nominated him to the highest court for the express purpose of shielding the President in case the Mueller probe turns up evidence implicating him(Trump) in some criminal conduct—the so-called “Booker Theory” named after Senator Corey Booker(D-NJ). In other words, the conflict of interest envisioned by the Booker Theory relates to Kavanaugh protecting Trump as a return favor for his nomination.

The new bombshell revelation however that Kavanaugh’s own emails are in the hands of the Russians takes the conflict of interest questions to a whole new level. Because Russians are in possession of his emails, which may contain some damaging/compromising details, Kavanaugh may be inclined to quash the Mueller investigation not just for Trump’s sake but for himself too–a slam-dunk disqualifier for any Judge, let alone one about to be accorded a lifetime tenure at the nation’s highest court.

Bottom line given these new revelations that Kavanaugh’s emails are in the hands of the Russians, Dems must insist that he must recuse himself from any TrumpRussia issues or at least move to halt the confirmation hearings until the email issue is sorted out. How this bombshell revelation about Kavanaugh’s emails has not caught the attention of the mainstream media, Yours Truly will never understand. Hapless MSM folks, hapless indeed!!

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