Leahy says Kavanaugh was 'not truthful' about Democratic documents

Leahy says Kavanaugh was 'not truthful' about Democratic documents

Leahy says Kavanaugh was 'not truthful' about Democratic documents

During confirmation hearings last week, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was asked about his relationship to former GOP Senate aide Manuel Miranda.

During the hearings, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii released Bush-era correspondence from Kavanaugh stamped as "committee classified", a low-level designation meaning Congress members and staff may view the documents but they may not be released to the public.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., had pressed Kavanaugh on the Kasowitz issue earlier.

During his confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh was seen as evasive on the question of whether he would support a reversal of Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling protecting abortion rights. Harris moved on quickly, peppering Kavanaugh with an aggressive series of rapid-fire questions on everything from gay marriage rights to separations of illegal immigrant families at the border. Kavanaugh said he didn't talk to anyone at the firm about that.

She said that because Kavanaugh lied about the stolen material three times under oath, he should be rejected for the Supreme Court and removed from his current bench.

"This is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an "I am Spartacus" moment", Booker said, referring to the 1960 film in which a gladiator played by Kirk Douglas leads a slave revolt against the ancient Roman Empire. One of those people I will be running against in two and a half years, I will be running against them and I look so forward to it because we'll be able to give it back. REUTERS/Alex WroblewskiProtesters are carried out by police while the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018.

"I know it's frustrating to the press, but until I finish my review I'm going to defer my decision-making", Collins said outside of Abbott Laboratories, a Scarborough company that manufactures diagnostic tests for the health care industry. Democrats are charging that Kavanaugh lied about whether - while working for the Bush administration in 2003 - he handled the "vetting process" for another judge, appeals court Judge William Pryor.

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Collins said she would examine the issue this weekend.

Kavanaugh has been strongly favored to win the 51 votes needed to be confirmed by the Senate. Also, Republicans declassified the documents several hours before Booker released them.

"We're moving right along", McConnell said during a radio interview in Kentucky ahead of the announcement.

"I've never taken a position on the constitution on that question", Kavanaugh told California senator Dianne Feinstein.

One of the 12-page email chains that Booker ultimately provided showed that, in 2002, Kavanaugh wrote that he "generally" favored racially neutral security measures in the long term.

Kavanaugh denied having conversations about the special counsel with individuals at Kasowitz Benson Torres, and the firm also denied that anyone from their office spoke to him about it. The hearings, which began September 4, included several disruptions by protestors, seemingly political lines of questioning by senators, and even a cameo appearance by the youth basketball team he coaches. So far, the committee has made public Kavanaugh's 17,000-page questionnaire and his more than 300 court cases as an appellate judge. On Friday at 9:30 a.m., hearings will continue with a series of outside witnesses, including members of the nonpartisan American Bar Association, which recommended Kavanaugh as highly qualified.

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