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Monday, September 10, 2018

But do Kavanaugh's inaccurate statements rise to the level of perjury? Did he commit a federal crime? I put the question to several legal scholars, and the reply I received was generally: "no."

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#1 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-09-10 12:05 PM | Reply

FTA:...That being said, senators are free to point out inconsistencies in testimony and question a judicial nominee about those perceived inconsistencies. And if the nominee does a poor job explaining such inconsistencies, senators can and should take that into account. But perjury is a serious crime, provable only by evidence that someone intentionally lied under oath. Based on what I have read so far, I cannot imagine any prosecutor pursuing either of these.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-09-10 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What is it with this administration and it's lack of ability to tell the truth?

Who used to bitch about "pinnochios" here during Obamas terms?

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-09-10 12:40 PM | Reply

The Dems have no way to stop this confirmation so they have to yell, dress up like gladiators, create "lies" out of whole cloth, etc. in an effort to stall or stop Kavanaugh's confirmation.

It is telling that even Vox, which definitely slants left, couldn't dig up a law professor (who also slant left) to say that Kavanaugh lied.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--in an effort to stall or stop Kavanaugh's confirmation.

And fund raise and motivate the base.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-10 12:49 PM | Reply

FTA:...That being said, senators are free to point out inconsistencies in testimony and question a judicial nominee about those perceived inconsistencies.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

So why can congeress and fed law enforcement lie to us with no penelty?

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-10 04:51 PM | Reply

#6; Because people like you keep voting in favor of corruption; making it impossible to penalize offenders.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-10 05:02 PM | Reply

"The Dems have no way to stop this confirmation so they have to yell, dress up like gladiators, [FOX news slant redacted] in an effort to stall or stop Kavanaugh's confirmation."

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Yeah its too bad they can't just commit felony defiance of the constitution like the republicans did in 2016.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-10 05:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The Dems have no way to stop this confirmation so they have to yell, dress up like gladiators, create "lies" out of whole cloth, etc. in an effort to stall or stop Kavanaugh's confirmation.
It is telling that even Vox, which definitely slants left, couldn't dig up a law professor (who also slant left) to say that Kavanaugh lied.

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2018-09-10 12:46 PM | REPLY

Racial slurs noted. -Dirk

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-09-11 09:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Based on my own response, I don't think I realized this was a stolen draft."

He knew it was stolen material. So... actually probably perjury.

And it doesn't matter. The vote will happen. Carry on. Maybe Lisa Murkowski will do the right thing.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-11 10:07 AM | Reply

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