Free Speech For People Legal Advisory Committee member and co-Director of Documented, Lisa Graves joined Democracy Now today to discuss her new piece for Slate, I Wrote Some of the Stolen Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About. As Lisa Graves, who served as chief counsel for nominations for the Democratic minority of the Senate Judiciary Committee during George W. Bush’s time as president, has written:
Newly released emails show that while he was working to move through President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees in the early 2000s, Kavanaugh received confidential memos, letters, and talking points of Democratic staffers stolen by GOP Senate aide Manuel Miranda. That includes research and talking points Miranda stole from the Senate server after I had written them for the Senate Judiciary Committee as the chief counsel for nominations for the minority.
Receiving those memos and letters alone is not an impeachable offense.
No, Kavanaugh should be removed because he was repeatedly asked under oath as part of his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings for his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about whether he had received such information from Miranda, and each time he falsely denied it.
Free Speech For People launched on September 9, 2018, a new campaign calling on Congress to begin an impeachment investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for committing perjury, following new evidence, referenced by Ms. Graves in the above article, that has emerged demonstrating that Judge Brett Kavanaugh lied repeatedly under oath to the US Senate Judiciary Committee in his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and in his 2018 confirmation hearings to serve on the US Supreme Court.
To learn more about our campaign calling on Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for committing perjury, please visit: impeachbrett.org.
Watch the full interview with Lisa Graves on Democracy Now, here: