Democrats have not even officially taken over the House yet, but they are already plotting their moves.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who will take over as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was overheard discussing plans to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Nadler was traveling on an Acela train on his way to a “planning session” in D.C. when he was overheard by Mollie Hemingway.
Unfortunately for Nadler, Hemingway is a senior editor for The Federalist and reported everything she heard.
According to Hemingway, Nadler engaged in a series of phone calls, discussing plans to remove Kavanaugh from the bench.
Apparently, one plan is to attack the FBI investigation which found no evidence against Kavanaugh. “They didn’t even do a half-ass job,” Nadler said, according to Hemingway. “They didn’t interview 30 witnesses who said ‘Interview me! I’ve got a lot to say!”
Another angle is perjury. Nadler said there is a “real indication Kavanaugh committed perjury” during his testimony, Hemingway reported.
Nadler apparently was referring to Kavanaugh’s testimony that the first time he heard about the Deborah Ramirez allegation was when a story was released in “The Atlantic article” — by which it appears Nadler meant the New Yorker, which published Ramirez’s story.
Kavanaugh’s denial of Ramirez’s allegation was actually quoted in the New Yorker article. Later, Kavanaugh told the committee that he had personally heard from friends that the Times was calling around to try to corroborate Ramirez’ claims. Unable to do so, the Times passed on the story.
During the hearing with Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh told the senators that he had first heard of Ramirez’s allegation “in the last — in the period since then, the New Yorker story.”
NBC News seized on that statement, attempting to suggest that Kavanaugh had contradicted himself.
But as Becket Adams explained in the Washington Times:
You have to read that in bad faith on purpose to interpret that response as perjury, considering that it came two days after he told its investigators under oath that he had indeed heard that Ramirez was out trying to collect dirt on him. Far more likely, “the New Yorker story” refers not to the date of its publication, but to the entire process of reporting the piece, during which he was told of the allegation, as he had already told the committee’s investigators under oath two days earlier.
This was not the first time NBC got caught spreading misinformation, either.
NBC was responsible for airing an interview of Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick, despite being unable to corroborate her tale. Swetnick, along with her attorney Michael Avenatti, have since been referred for criminal investigation by the Senate committee, due to the many contradictions in her story.
And NBC reporter Kate Snow released an October 25 report about more major inconsistencies in the Swetnick/Avenatti allegation.
The problem was, NBC had been sitting on the information for weeks.
This is the information Nadler is using to get his witch hunt against Kavanaugh ready.
Get ready folks, because it is going to be a long two years with this clown in charge of the House Judiciary Committee.