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Brett Kavanaugh is a Liar, a Perjurer and Belongs in Jail Instead of on the Supreme Court

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Brett Kavanaugh is a pathological liar and he is a danger to society in any position of power. I do not say this lightly, nor am I referring to Kavanaugh's abhorrent behavior that Dr. Christine Baisley Ford and others testified about: the attempted rape, sexual battery, drunkenness, blackouts and aggressions. All of that is important too.

What I am reporting on is the hundreds of times that Kavanaugh lied to Congress while under oath about his years in the early 2000's as President Bush's White House Staff Secretary. Among other things, one of his responsibilities was to assist Bush nominees for federal judges through the Senate confirmation process. During those confirmations processes, Kavanaugh received thousands of confidential emails, memorandums and talking points stolen from Democratic Senators ' computer servers by Republican Senate staff member Manuel Miranda.

At the time Manuel Miranda was a staff member for the Republican majority leader, Republican Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee. The stolen confidential emails, memorandum and talking points (the documents) related to Democratic Senators' strategies for Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Bush nominations to the federal courts. Those stolen documents have now been made public, and there is no question that Miranda stole them and passed them on to Kavanaugh.

Yet from 2004 to 2006, when Kavanaugh was asked hundreds of time while under oath if he had received the stolen documents he consistently lied and committed perjury. This all occurred during his own contentious three-year Senate confirmation hearings as a Bush nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He did not lie just a few times. He lied hundreds of times, and he lied about it again just a few days ago while being question for Senate confirmation to the US Supreme Court.

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Here is the video record of Senator Patrick Leahy pressing Kavanaugh on the Bush-era stolen confidential documents:

Many of the stolen documents came from Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy's office. Lisa Graves at the time was the chief counsel for nominations for the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Below is what Lisa Graves has written for Slate [emphasis added]:

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"I wrote some of the stolen memos that Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate about. He should be impeached, not elevated"...Newly released emails show that while he was working to move through President George W. Bush's judicial nominees in the early 2000s, Kavanaugh received confidential memos, letters, and talking points of Democratic staffers stolen by GOP Senate aide Manuel Miranda".Kavanaugh should be removed because he was repeatedly asked under oath as part of his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings for his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about whether he had received such information from Miranda, and each time he falsely denied it."

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