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Kavanaugh obfuscates but @SenatorLeahy persists, providing VERY specific details. Kavanaugh stalls then reads a stolen email provided by Leahy, which had been forwarded to Kavanaugh. Face bright red, Kavanaugh fumbles his response then plays dumb. Leahy is killing him here.
I will happily raise a glass to the gods of irony if stolen emails torpedo Kavanaugh's nomination.
Leahy: "You didn’t realize [in 2006] you had a stolen email, stolen from me, not made public?" [Leahy doesn't buy Kavanaugh's lame denial] " DID have reason to believe thatemails provided to you were obtained in an inappropriate manner at the time."
This THREAD by @Hegemommy brilliantly details the high drama between Kavanaugh and @SenatorLeahy over Bush White House's use of emails stolen from Dems [including Leahy] during Kavanaugh's time working with Bush's judicial nominees.
LEAHY: Here you are getting obviously very private Dem emails. You weren't concerned how Miranda got them?
KAVANAUGH: I guess I'm not sure about your premise.
L: Were you concerned where the emails came from?
K: I don't recall.

Then 👇 @atrupar #Maddow
"We have discovered evidence that Judge Kavanaugh misled the Senate during his 2004 and 2006 hearings." -@SenatorLeahy
Red-faced Kavanaaugh stammers as @SenatorDurbin grills him about the his misleading statements during his 2006 confirmation hearing. Ultimately, Kavanaugh fails to answer Sen Durbin's very direct questions.
Sen Durbin is masterful in controlling the line of questioning throughout his exchange with Kavanaugh, who is obviously in way over his head. Kavanaugh tries to BS his way out but @SenatorDurbin was not having it.
@atrupar #Maddow
"I get to ask the questions," @SenWhitehouse tells Kavanaugh, who ridiculously thought he could pull his filibustering BS on Sen Whitehouse. Big Mistake.

Read this important piece on Kavanaugh piece written by Sen Whitehouse 👇
Oh wow. @SenWhitehouse is asking Kavanaugh on whether citizens have a right to know who is behind all the dark money funding these GOP judicial nominees.
"The shadowy dark money front group The Judicial Crisis Network [JCCN] is spending millions in dark money to push for your confirmation – they clearly have big expectations about how you'll rule on dark money." -@SenWhitehouse to Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh has been getting is ass kicked by Dem Senators all day. This has been a very poor showing for him - he seemed completely unprepared and is not at all quick on his feet.
WOW. @senkamalaharris presses Kavanaugh on if he's discussed Mueller probe with anyone at the law firm of Trump's atty, Marc Kasowitz. He repeatedly ducks the question until Lee interrupts to save him.

Harris: I think you don't want to tell us. 🔥
Full exchange between @SenKamalaHarris & Kavanaugh in which he plays dumb about whether he's ever discussed the Mueller investigation with anyone at the law firm of Trump's longtime personal atty & former Russia probe lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. 🔥🔥🔥
Former US Atty Edward McNally, now a partner at Kasowitz's law firm, was Trump's former pick to replace @PreetBharara at SDNY. McNally also worked with Kavanaugh at the Bush WH and recently wrote a nice piece about Kavavnaugh's nomination.
Kavanaugh knew exactly who Sen Harris was referring to when she asked him if he'd discussed the Mueller probe with anyone at the Kasowitz law firm. His former Bush WH colleague Edward McNally is a partner there & spoke of Kavanaugh in this Jul 2018 piece.
In his 2016 autobiography, Alberto Gonzales acknowledged Kavanaugh & Edward McNally [now a partner at Kasowitz law firm] as 2 of the lawyers who regularly attended his staff meetings when he served as Bush WH counsel. Kavanaugh & McNally worked closely during that time.
UNBELIEVABLE. Kavanaugh continues to LIE about receiving stolen Dem emails [hacked by GOP Senate staffers between 2001-2003] during his time in Bush WH ushering judicial nominees even when @SenatorLeahy presents him with evidence to the contrary.
LEAHY shows proof that KAVANAUGH received stolen emails in 2002, including one marked "highly confidential" & one with subject line "SPYING." KAVANAUGH claims they did not raise red flags.

@SenatorLeahy: "I was born at night but not last night!"
!! “I have a good reason to believe there was a conversation,” @SenKamalaHarris says of Kavanaugh & someone <McNally> at Kasowitz law firm. "Info I’ve received that’s pretty reliable...I asked him a clear question. He couldn’t give a clear answer.”
WOW. @SenWhitehouse asked Kavanaugh if he would release reporters whom he leaked to during the Lewinsky probe from confidentiality so they can divulge what info he provided them – which they won't do now because he was a source.
Kavanaugh declined.
Kavanaugh confirmed to @SenBlumenthal what I reported last night: Edward McNally is the person he knows at the Kasowitz law firm but denies discussing the Mueller probe with McNally.
@SenKamalaHarris @eschor @MaddowBlog #Maddow
"Kavanaugh worked closely in Bush’s White House with Kasowitz partner Edward McNally [whom Trump personally interviewed for a US atty position last year] and appears in nearly 2000 of the Bush-era documents released to the Senate."
by @eschor #Maddow
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