Nearly three years after Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation to the Supreme Court, the FBI has revealed more details of the judicial background review effort, prompting a group of Senate Democrats questioned the thoroughness of the examination and concluded that it was established. largely by the Trump White House.
In a letter sent June 30 to two Democratic senators, Sheldon Whitehouse Rhode Island and Chris Coons of Delaware, assistant director of the FBI, Jill C. Tyson, said the most “relevant” of the 4,500 tips the agency received in its investigation of Kavanaugh’s past went to White House lawyers in the Trump administration, whose handling of them is still not clear. The letter left it uncertain whether the FBI was following the most compelling leads. The agency is conducting background checks rather than criminal investigations, meaning “the agencies, policies and procedures used to investigate criminal matters have not been applied,” the letter said. write.
Forty! No. 5! Hundred! Not one, not two, not 300, not 3,300 but 4,500! There are some solid pieces of advice like, “One beer, two beers, three beers, four. Then Brett Kavanaugh hit the floor” and “IPA a lot when I drink beer”? Maybe! Are others legally capable? No doubt! Do we think the White House has really done anything about things that seem like they should be considered? Given that the venture was run at the time by a man who was more than accused of sexual misconduct twenty women, shall we go with a resounding hell no. (Trump, of course, has denied any and all of the charges against him.)
In an interview with Time, Sen. Whitehouse said the FBI’s disclosures showed the agency’s investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh was forged, showing that the agency ran a “fake tipping ring that has never been seen.” correctly considered, perhaps not even conducted in good faith.” (Last March, Whitehouse request newly confirmed attorney general, Merrick Garland, to review the FBI’s handling of its Kavanaugh investigation, writing that the DOJ should determine whether the office is conducting a “fake investigation rather than a sincere, thorough, and professional investigation.” career or not.” With today’s reveal, it looks like it will still be a worthwhile exercise!)
Despite accusations from, among others, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, Donald Trump sided with the judge, in maintain with his allegiance to those accused of doing terrible things to women. Then after Kavanaugh failed to help him steal the election, Trumpet screaming for the author Michael Wolff, “Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who got him? Nobody. Completely disgraced. Only I can save him.” And that’s probably true: We single-handedly have Trump to thank for bringing Justice Beer Bong on the highest court in the country for who knows how many decades. Just one of his great contributions to society.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/surprise-brett-kavanaugh-wasnt-actually-vetted-before-being-given-a-lifetime-scotus-appointment | Surprise: Brett Kavanaugh Wasn’t Actually Vetted Before Being Given a Lifetime SCOTUS Appointment