Kavanaugh responds to leaked documents in day 3 of hearings


WASHINGTON D.C. (News4Utah)- Day three of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings was outright combative.

Democratic senators once again presented a united front.  New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono both said they were releasing documents marked as “Committee Confidential”.

Senator Booker released Kavanaugh’s emails from 2002 when he worked at the Bush White House with the subject line “racial profiling”.

The emails discussed if race should be a factor in post 9/11 airport security measures “and I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” Booker said.

Senator Booker said he released the emails in the name of transparency, but Republican Senator John Cornyn called the release of the documents irresponsible and outrageous.

“Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate,” he said.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein read from Kavanaugh documents regarding abortion. The documents were leaked to the New York Times.

“You responded, and I quote, ‘I’m not sure that all legal experts refer to Roe as the law of the land,” she said.

Judge Kavanaugh said he was referring to the views of legal scholars.

In Thursday’s hearing, Kavanaugh was again asked if he discussed the Mueller probe with anyone at the law firm founded by President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Kavanaugh insisted he has not had inappropriate conversations or hinted how he might rule on that issue.

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