THREAD #5: A point-by-point breakdown of Judge Kavanaugh's claims about his work on a Bush administration detention and interrogation policies.
Exhibit 5: Kavanaugh stated under oath that he “was not involved…in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants,” a highly controversial set of policies pursued by the Bush WH in the wake of 9/11. False again.
Oct 3, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
THREAD #4: A point-by-point breakdown of Judge Kavanaugh's claims about his work on a controversial wireless wiretapping program.
Exhibit 4: In 2006, I asked Kavanaugh about his knowledge of a controversial warrantless wiretapping program, disclosed in a 2005 article. I asked, “You had not seen anything, or had you heard anything about it, prior to the New York Times article?”
Oct 3, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
THREAD #3: A point-by-point breakdown of Judge Kavanaugh's claims about his work on Judge Pickering's nomination.
Exhibit 3: Kavanaugh distanced himself from the controversial nomination of Judge Pickering, testifying that Pickering was not one that he primarily worked on & that he was not assigned to it. Once again, Kavanaugh left senators with an utterly false impression.
Oct 3, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD #2: A point-by-point breakdown of Judge Kavanaugh's claims about his work on Judge Pryor's nomination.
Exhibit 2: There’s also Kavanaugh’s work on Judge Pryor, who called Roe an abomination. In a 10 minute exchange with Sen. Kennedy about whether he helped “vet” (select and review) Judge Pryor, Kavanaugh explicitly denied any role in his vetting. That was objectively false.
Oct 3, 2018 • 12 tweets • 7 min read
THREAD #1: A point-by-point breakdown of Judge Kavanaugh's claims about the Manny Miranda email theft scandal.
Exhibit 1: After Kavanaugh ally Manny Miranda stole 4,670 Democratic files on controversial Bush nominees, Kavanaugh testified, over and over, that he never received stolen materials or anything that appeared to be prepared by Dems or even anything “untoward.” That’s just FALSE.
Sep 17, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Dr. Ford has shown incredible courage. This allegation speaks directly to the nominee’s character then and truthfulness now. Before any other steps, there should be a nonpartisan evaluation by professionals trained on trauma-informed investigations.
This is a crucial test for the US Senate. The integrity of this body, and of our nation’s highest court, is on the line.
Sep 6, 2018 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
BREAKING: Kavanaugh testified he never received any docs that even “appeared to … have been drafted or prepared by Democratic staff.” Well, he got 8 pages of material taken VERBATIM from my files, obviously written by Dem staff, LABELED “not [for] distribution”.
Here’s more of that email stolen from Dem staff that was clearly marked “not [for] distribution”.
Sep 5, 2018 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
THREAD: Between 2001 and 2003, Republican Senate staffers hacked into and stole 4,670 files on controversial Bush judicial nominees from 6 Democrats, including me. This scandal amounted to a digital Watergate, not unlike Russia’s hacking of the DNC.
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.