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Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse
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Like former McCain adviser @SteveSchmidtSES, I have a hard time believing Ed Whelan when he says he didn’t coordinate his crackpot “doppelganger” theory with #Kavanaugh, the @WhiteHouse, and @SenateGOP.
Whelan has long been at the center of the @FedSoc’s secretive & powerful inner circle. He’s close friends with #Kavanaugh & has been scheming with Leonard Leo about how to salvage this fast-sinking nomination.…
They’ve all been pushing the insulting theory that Dr. Ford was just “mixed up,” and Whelan somehow got Ford’s name before it was ever published.…
Don’t know who Leonard Leo is? @politico calls him the #3 person driving American politics. He’s EVP of @FedSoc. And like Whelan, he’s an old friend of #Kavanaugh.
Leo is the GOP’s #darkmoney judicial puppet master. He arranged a $1 million dark money donation to @realDonaldTrump’s inauguration. Now he’s orchestrated a multimillion dollar dark money campaign to secure #Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
To illustrate the intense pressure big special interests put on Rs, here’s an email #Kavanaugh himself received when he was running nominations for Bush, in which Leo & the @FedSoc call for “bashed kneecaps & blood” after the defeat of one of their lower court nominees.
#SupremeCourt “crisis of legitimacy”? Roberts not giving the right wing wins over 90% of the time in 80 cases he has decided by partisan 5-4 majorities might be a good start.…
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