CNN analyst dismisses Kavanaugh's apparent perjury as "ancient history"

CNN analyst dismisses Kavanaugh's apparent perjury as "ancient history"

John Avlon: "Possible incident of perjury" and Kavanaugh's apparent use of hacked emails are "baggage," but he "has comported himself fairly well"

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From the September 7 edition of CNN's New Day:

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JOHN AVLON (CNN POLITICAL ANALYST): Pat Leahy pointed to a possible incident of perjury involving [Judge Brett Kavanaugh's] 2006 confirmation when he denied having anything to do with Bill Pryor's nomination. That's ancient history, but there seems to be evidence that he didn't tell the truth to Ted Kennedy. There's this question about emails saying "spying" that were directed to him, also from Pat Leahy, when a Republican staffer seemed to have been breaking into computers on Democratic staffers at the time. So there's baggage, but in general, Kavanaugh has comported himself fairly well. But no one should take too much comfort with Susan Collins believing, 'we're good with Roe,' there's not a lot of evidence to suggest that.

Related:

The Daily Beast: Newly Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself at Least Four Times

ThinkProgress: Kavanaugh tried to downplay his involvement in the hacking of Democrats. It was a disaster.

Previously:

The apathy in the media regarding Brett Kavanaugh is a national scandal

Trump’s White House hiding Kavanaugh documents should be a much bigger scandal

White House chaos is overshadowing broadcast news coverage of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

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