By happenstance I wound up hearing most of the Senate testimony from both Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh. Ford was impressive and persuasive from start to finish. Kavanaugh surprised me, and at first blush he was convincing, but then he kept the drama queen anguish going a bit too much. Worst he repeated himself again and again as if glued to a script. And then refusing to invite an FBI investigation, that really produced some of the drama of a man shitting his pants in public. Specially Senator Durbin cornering K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCBOJZMxNDQ - starts at 2:00, then after 3:00 min, guy does mooshup, pathetic. Spoiled brat that got busted with consequences for the first time. It’s pathetically typical and predictable. These allegations of sexual misconduct aside, the guy doesn’t belong on real court bench, he’s a partisan animal, not a judge.
Here’s a couple interesting background articles,
Helaine Olen, The Washington Post
Published 10:04 am PDT, Monday, September 24, 2018
But there is something else worth remembering, too. Kavanaugh was not only a part of special counsel Ken Starr’s investigation into President Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky; he was also one of the lead Torquemadas of it - zealous in the pursuit of his goal to the point of cruelty. If Kavanaugh’s nomination survives till Thursday’s scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, at least one senator should ask him why he thought it was so necessary to ask Clinton such graphic questions about Lewinsky.
Let me be clear: Kavanaugh not only thought Clinton needed to be questioned about his relations with Lewinsky; he also wanted Clinton to be interrogated in the most detailed and specific way possible. He drew up a memo with a series of 10 sexually explicit questions about Clinton’s relationship with Lewinsky. He claimed he wanted to establish Clinton had no defense for his “pattern of behavior.” As a result, “[the] idea of going easy on him at the questioning is thus abhorrent to me,” Kavanaugh wrote in the summer of 1998.
To say that the questions Kavanaugh came up with for Clinton were prurient doesn’t do justice to the gross invasiveness and detail he sought. These queries …
Brett Kavanaugh Was Involved in 3 Different Crises of Democracy
All of which he used to benefit himself.
By Charles P. Pierce, AUG 3, 2018
Of all the perilous nonsense involved in the Great Penis Hunt of 1998, the most singularly indecent episode was the relentless fishing expedition into the suicide of Vincent Foster, the first White House counsel of the Clinton administration. On July 23, 1993, Foster shot himself…
(now 1995) Subsequent investigations failed to stop the onslaught.
In fact, it was this conclusion that was partly responsible for Fiske’s being replaced by Kenneth Starr, who, because he is Kenneth Starr and a hack, opened the investigation again and handed it off to an ambitious lawyer in his office named…Brett Kavanaugh. From <i>The Washington Post</i><i> </i>(emphasis added):
In early 1995, however, Kavanaugh offered his boss, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, the legal rationale for expanding his investigation of the Arkansas financial dealings of President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, to include the Foster death, according to a memo he wrote on March 24, 1995. Kavanaugh, then 30, <b>argued that unsupported allegations that Foster may have been murdered gave Starr the right to probe the matter more deeply. </b>Foster’s death had already been the focus of two investigations, both concluding that Foster committed suicide.
“We are currently investigating Vincent Foster’s death to determine, among other things, whether he was murdered in violation of federal criminal law,” Kavanaugh wrote to Starr and six other officials in a memo offering legal justification for the probe. “[I]t necessarily follows that we must have the authority to fully investigate Foster’s death.” …