The Kavanaugh Scandal Goes Beyond Sex & Must Be Investigated

Thom plus logo While all the attention on the possibility of impeaching justice beer bong Kavanaugh is focused on his alleged sexual behavior, the real scandal is that the Republicans refused to release years of paperwork on his participation, when he was inside the Bush administration, with regard to torture and other war crimes. We also do not know if there was any relationship between the publicity surrounding Justice Kennedy's son working with Donald Trump at Deutsche Bank, and Justice Kennedy's sudden departure from the bench, Making space for Kavanaugh. Nor do we know who paid off Kavanaugh's hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card and other debt just before his elevation to the Supreme Court.

These are serious issues of corruption that go way beyond his behavior in school. Congress needs to initiate an investigation into these cover up attempts by the GOP at the same time they look into how extensively he lied to Congress about his school years' behavior. The Supreme Court has become one of the most powerful institutions in the world, and having one of the seven members serve under a cloud of corruption and misbehavior is destructive to the trust in government that is so necessary for a functioning democracy.



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Tinhip 29 weeks 2 days ago

Thom, with a lot of topics you are correct but on this one, you are dead wrong. Brett Kavanaugh, as we all do, does have his flaws, but you have to admit the debacle that the democrats put on last fall made them look small and diminished their stature in the eyes of most of the American public. Nothing was substantiated and everything was hearsay from decades ago. The last minute "surprise" from the democrats was clearly a hail Mary that fell flat on its face.

Now we have the NYT a once great newspaper come up with a totally unresearched smear story only have it catch fire among the presidential candidates with their kneejerk comments only to find out a few minutes later that nobody, including the "victim", can ever remember.

Keep your integrity and run from this embarrassing moment for the progressive democratic party.

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Hephaestus 29 weeks 1 day ago

Tinhip... that all may well be... and, I agree bringing stuff up decades old provides some with justification for their view

However, seems to me that Trump appoints nepotistically without compunction... only them that will be of influence and alignment with his longer term views

A judge that could be helpful in the future

That... for some reason... has a position FOR LIFE

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