Cory Booker says he’ll release Kavanaugh documents, knowingly risking Senate ouster

Kavanaugh refuses to answer questions on Trump pardons

Greg Nash

But with Trump's fellow Republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate, and with no sign of any of them voting against the nomination, it remains likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job on top U.S. judicial body.

There was a tense exchange on Wednesday night between Sen.

Asked about it by Republican Sen.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) seemed exasperated as Booker went on about violating Senate rules. He was roundly mocked for this grandstanding, especially given the rumors that Booker is planning to run for president in 2020.

Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, told CNN Wednesday afternoon when asked if anything she's heard so far would be considered disqualifying. But he's not the only person being evaluated.

Vermont's senior senator accused the judge of being aware of emails stolen from Leahy and other Democrats from 2001 to 2003 and having knowledge of the warrantless surveillance of United States citizens that went into effect in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. There are not enough eyes to roll on this one. But the politics of all of this also plays a large part. Mueller has not subpoenaed Trump, but it remains an option in his ongoing criminal investigation of Russian meddling in the election two years ago. "Booker has done - every network in the country would be leading with his political humiliation", Barron said.

Both Sens Hatch & Grassley continue to speak as though they don't understand Leahy's request. "I've talked to workers all over my state, all over this nation".

But Booker was undeterred, and said he would release the email to "expose" that documents being withheld by Senate Republicans "have nothing to do with national security". Shortly after Booker released the documents, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's staff released a block of new emails-previously marked "committee confidential"-that had been cleared for public release".

It was a political dare to expel him in a blaze of glory, sure to endear him to voters on the Left.

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Booker says he intends to release the email knowing the consequences to him could be severe - ouster from the Senate.

Booker just released a batch of emails between Kavanaugh and other officials that date back to his early days in George W. Bush's administration as an associate of the White House Counsel at the time, Alberto Gonzales.

In response to the outcry, some previously confidential documents were made public Thursday, including a chain where Kavanaugh and his friends were planning a male-bonding trip on a boat from September 7-9, 2001.

On abortion, Mr Kavanaugh said he understood people's strong feelings and he described Roe v Wade as "an important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times".

Almost two hours after Booker's dramatics were proven cynical at best, CNN's home page announced, "Cory Booker releases confidential emails". When no one was able to give Booker a satisfactory answer, he announced he would release them. Booker called his act one of civil disobedience, reports NPR. I concur with what you are doing.

He didn't immediately respond to a follow-up question about why, then, McConnell recessed the Senate.

Another woman potentially vying for the top job: Harris. The firm in question was founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump. "I did not take any constitutional position on the issues you're raising", Kavanaugh said. This investigation has only been going on for so long, sir.

They view Trump's decision to nominate a solid conservative for the seat of swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy as only the latest in a series of massive affronts committed by Republicans, beginning with their total refusal to even meet with Merrick Garland - President Barack Obama's nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the court.

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