News Release

Kavanaugh Coverups

Sen. Dick Durbin and other senators repeatedly asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday whether he would ask for an impartial FBI investigation into the allegations against him. He repeatedly declined to do so. See video.

The Intercept in, “Republicans Stop Having Prosecutor Ask Questions After She Presses Kavanaugh on July 1, 1982 Calendar Note,” reports: “Republican senators have reclaimed their time from Rachel Mitchell, the sex crimes prosecutor they brought in to conduct questioning on their behalf.

“The change in tactics came just after Mitchell zeroed in on Kavanaugh’s entry on his calendar for the night of Thursday, July 1, 1982.

“The entry recorded Kavanaugh’s plan to ‘Go to Timmy’s for Skis, w/ Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi.’ [The Washington Post now identifies Timmy as Tim Gaudette, see “Kavanaugh is pressed on the key July 1 entry in his calendar. But only to a point.”]

“The slang word ‘brewskis’ was a common term for ‘brews’ or beers in the 1980s, so this appears to be about a planned drinking session on the Thursday before the Fourth of July weekend.

“In her prepared testimony, Christine Blasey Ford said that she was assaulted in the summer of 1982 at a house party attended by her friend Leland Ingham, as well as ‘Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, P. J. Smyth and one other boy whose name I cannot recall.'”As the Washington Post article summarized: “During her testimony, Ford made clear that the event at which she says she was assaulted was a casual get-together before the others (who were older than her and had a later curfew) went to other, bigger parties. Kavanaugh says that the gathering at Timmy’s on July 1 was essentially that.

“We noted Thursday, too, that the time frame of this July 1 party fits with Ford’s testimony. She says that six to eight weeks after the alleged assault, she saw Judge working at a store in the area. Judge’s book indicates that he was working at that store for several weeks in early to mid-August.”

BOB SCHIFF, robertfschiff@gmail.com
LISA GRAVES, lisa@documentedinvestigations.org
JEFF BERMAN, jeffberman@gmail.com

Schiff served as chief counsel for Senator Russ Feingold; Graves served as chief counsel for nominations for Sen. Leahy; Berman served as chief counsel for Senator Charles Schumer. They recently wrote the piece “Brett Kavanaugh Can’t Be Trusted. We Know Because We Worked as Counsel to Senators When He Was in the Bush White House” for Time magazine.

They give examples of Kavanaugh lying under oath, including: “At his first confirmation hearing in April 2004, Kavanaugh said he had never received material stolen from Democrats. He repeated that testimony in May 2006 under questioning by both Democratic Senators and Chairman Hatch. But emails released earlier this month, after originally being deemed ‘committee confidential,’ show that Kavanaugh was in frequent contact with [Manuel] Miranda and received material that had been stolen from the Senate Judiciary Committee server. These emails contradict his testimony under oath. …”

Similarly, former Senator Russ Feingold recently wrote the piece “We Know Brett Kavanaugh Has Lied Already” for the Huffington Post.

In “‘Boofed,’ ‘Devil’s Triangle,’ ‘FFFFFFourth of July’: How Brett Kavanaugh explained his yearbook jokes,” CBS News now indicates Kavanaugh falsified under oath on Thursday when asked about the meaning of several sexual terms he used in his high school yearbook profile. For example, Devil’s Triangle: “This term on the yearbook page is also known as a sexual slang term for a threesome involving two men and one woman. … But Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that this was a reference to a ‘drinking game’ with three cups arranged in a triangle. … ‘Boofed’ is also sometimes used as a vulgar slang term, usually referring to some mix of anal sex and drugs. The New Yorker said it ‘refers to the practice of anally ingesting alcohol or drugs.’ But Kavanaugh said it was simply a teenage joke between him and Judge about ‘flatulence.'”

See New York Times piece: “Brett Kavanaugh Urged Graphic Questions in Clinton Inquiry.”