The potential impeachment of the latest member of the Supreme Court is based on a tissue of lies.
Leahy’s charge stems from an infamous episode between 2001 and 2003 when a Republican counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Manuel Miranda, learned that Democrats on the panel had put documents on a computer server shared with Republicans. Miranda said in an interview that he read them to learn about the party’s strategy on judicial nominations coming before the committee.
Miranda, now a private attorney in Maryland, said he worked “closely” with Kavanaugh on the nominations and may have shared information that he learned from the Democratic files. But he said that he never let Kavanaugh know he had seen documents taken from Democrats.
“I never told him that I got this from the Democrats. There was never anything like that,” Miranda said. “I can tell you for a fact that Brett didn’t know, because no one knew” aside from some other staffers.
Leahy cited the “spying” email during the hearing, asking Kavanaugh, “None of this raised a red flag with you?”
“It did not, Senator,” Kavanaugh said. “People have friends across the aisle who they talk to — at least this was my experience back then; maybe it’s changed.”
Weak, really weak. And, for the record, it isn't theft if you're so stupid you leave sensitive information in the clear on an open server. Interesting that security never seems to occur to them - is this where HER security training originated?