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At Dems’ Behest, NYT Parses Meaning of Word ‘Primarily’ to Bash Kavanaugh

The latest New York Times piece on Judge Brett Kavanaugh centers on the word "primarily," but serves Democrats' goal of suggesting Kavanaugh misled senators in 2006.

By NTK Staff | 08.17.2018 @2:00pm
At Dems’ Behest, NYT Parses Meaning of Word ‘Primarily’ to Bash Kavanaugh

Senate Democrats are on their latest fishing expedition with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, claiming Kavanaugh may have misled senators in 2006 about his role on the nomination of Charles W. Pickering, Sr. to be an appeals court judge.

The New York Times appeared more than happy to join Senate Dems in their expedition, publishing a piece this week that mostly centers on what the world “primarily” means.

“This was not one of the judicial nominees that I was primarily handling,” he testified in 2006.

…Still, when a room was being reserved for a Pickering event, it was Judge Kavanaugh who was consulted. When the White House press office needed materials about Judge Pickering, it was Judge Kavanaugh who asked the Justice Department for the files and relayed them. When a senator’s chief of staff was coming to the White House to discuss Judge Pickering and another nominee, it was Judge Kavanaugh who planned to meet with her.

David French points out, in a piece for National Review, that he spoke personally to Judge Pickering, and Pickering said:

“While I worked with attorneys in the White House Counsel’s office, I cannot recall a single interaction with Brett Kavanaugh about my judicial nomination. I do not even remember knowing his name at the time. His 2006 testimony is accurate.”

If this is the best Senate Democrats have against Kavanaugh, he may have an easy time at his confirmation hearing in a few weeks.

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