Wednesday, June 27, 2007

When is a Ball-Ass Lie a Lie...?

In reading Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post, Howling Latina came across an item about Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

It seems he was deeply involved in the White House discussion on the "rules governing detention of combatants." But when Kavanaugh testified before the Senate, he claimed he was out of the loop.

Kavanaugh's statement at the time: "Senator, I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants, and so I do not have any involvement with that."

But Shapiro reports: "In fact, in 2002, Kavanaugh and a group of top White House lawyers discussed whether the Supreme Court would uphold the Bush administration's decision to deny lawyers to American enemy combatants. Kavanaugh advised the group that the Supreme Court's swing voter, Justice Anthony Kennedy, would probably reject the president's assertion that the men were not entitled to counsel. Kavanaugh had worked as a clerk for Kennedy. That meeting was first reported in The Washington Post. NPR independently confirmed the details with multiple sources.

Of course, Kavanaugh now has a nice cushy lifetime appointment to the Court.

And what does the Senate Majority Whip have to say on the subject...?

"Durbin now says he feels 'perilously close to being lied to' at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing."
Oh for crying out loud! Give us a damn break and call a spade a damn spade and a lie a damn lie.

First denial, then acceptance and then "a-c-t-i-o-n." If the former governor of Alabama can be convicted and sent to prison for accepting a campaign contribution, Howling Latina thinks in the case of Kavanaugh, impeachment is a nice start; and then prosecution for lying under oath of the Scooter Libby rank.

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