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Elizabeth Warren: FBI report contradicts Kavanaugh testimony

US Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
US Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
US Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

By Pete Kasperowicz, Washington Examiner
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Thursday that the FBI’s supplemental report detailing sexual assault claims against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh includes elements that contradict what the nominee told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But Warren, speaking on the Senate floor, said she wasn’t allowed to talk about the details of her finding because of the rules all senators are following that limits what they can say.
“The available documents contradict statements Mr. Kavanaugh made under oath,” Warren said on the Senate floor.
“Senators have been muzzled. So I will now say three things that committee staff has explained are permissible to say without violating committee rules…
One: This was not a full and fair investigation. It was sharply limited in scope and did not explore the relevant confirming facts.
Two: The available documents do not exonerate Mr. Kavanaugh.
And three: the available documents contradict statements Mr. Kavanaugh made under oath. I would like to back up these points with explicit statements from the FBI documents — explicit statements that should be available for the American people to see. But the Republicans have locked the documents behind closed doors.”
Warren, then, appears to have consulted with Judiciary Committee lawyers and was seemingly told that per the rules, she could divulge just this much about what is in the documents, and not a syllable more. At a minimum, Warren appears to be suggesting that there is material gathered from these FBI interviews that demonstrates that Kavanaugh lied to the committee.
On Saturday, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a 50-48 margin.

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