With Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation looking pretty inevitable, media firefighters have gotta pull out all the stops to try and stop it. Here’s today’s effort from the Washington Post:
Brett Kavanaugh, now a Supreme Court nominee, proposed graphic questions for Bill Clinton about the Lewinsky affair in 1998 memo https://t.co/rPl1fE02xM
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 20, 2018
More from the Washington Post:
Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a strikingly explicit 1998 memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving then-President Bill Clinton any “break” in the independent counsel’s questioning about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a document released Monday.
In the memo, Kavanaugh, who worked as an associate counsel for independent counsel Ken Starr and is now President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, laid out several proposed questions, including, “If Monica Lewinsky says that you inserted a cigar into her vagina while you were in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?”
The memo was written Aug. 15 to Starr and “All Attorneys,” with the subject line: “Slack for the President?” It was Kavanaugh’s advice for the type of questioning for Clinton that would occur by Starr’s associates, who were trying to determine whether the president had committed perjury in a civil suit.
“After reflecting this evening, I am strongly opposed to giving the President any ‘break’ in the questioning regarding the details of the Lewinsky relationship” unless he “resigns” or “confesses perjury,” Kavanaugh wrote, continuing: “He has required the urgent attention of the courts and the Supreme Court for frivolous privilege claims — all to cover up his oral sex from an intern. He has lied to his aides. He has lied to the American people. He has tried to disgrace you and the Office with a sustained propaganda campaign that would make Nixon blush.”
Can you guys believe that Brett Kavanaugh would’ve asked sexually explicit questions about a man who did sexually explicit things in the Oval Office? Quick! Fetch us our pearls so we can clutch them! We must clutch our pearls!
— JWF (@JammieWF) August 20, 2018
— Mortis (@WitchyDruss) August 20, 2018
Uh huh pic.twitter.com/9heLSk6nJ0
— Amy Sedlatschek (@amysuds) August 20, 2018
It’s almost as if the Washington Post is trying to make Brett Kavanaugh the bad guy here.
*grips pearls* heavens knows, bill never did anything to incur this vulgar line of questioning. pic.twitter.com/o9JBdOfqco
— Rory (@rhetorical_rory) August 20, 2018
Why? What did Bill Clinton do? https://t.co/pL549DRvpu
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 20, 2018
tfw your gotcha story reminds everyone that Bill Clinton put a cigar Down There. https://t.co/EmPtipyS5q
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) August 20, 2018
I can't read the story because I don't have a subscription. I don't want to see Kavanaugh confirmed, but Bill Clinton has no one to blame but himself for the explicitness of the questions. Once he lied under oath, they were going to pin him down. That's how depositions work.
— Unsocial Medium (@StillUnsocial) August 20, 2018
In the previous height of sexual harassment claims, Bill Clinton did some graphic things. Discovery required he be asked about those things. Sorry this is difficult for you to follow. https://t.co/eXdbZyEGZH
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) August 20, 2018
Shouldn’t the outrage be that such questions were relevant? If “did you do X in the Oval Office?” seems an inappropriate question, but the truthful answer is “yes”, it’s hard to attack the questioner.
— David Shotlander (@dshotlander) August 20, 2018
I know this is tough for you, but sometimes lawyers have to ask uncomfortable questions of people because the things those people do are graphic. The fact that Bill Clinton did all of these things might be more relevant.
— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) August 20, 2018
One would think.
I like how the left is mad at Kavanaugh for asking about lewd things during the course of an investigation, but not at Bill Clinton for actually doing them. https://t.co/yHyy0zLDMy
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) August 20, 2018
The best part about this oppo is the level of lib self-ownership involved. How dare Kavanaugh accurately depict something Bill Clinton actually did and lied about in the oval office with an intern! https://t.co/TsThpn3AyQ
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) August 20, 2018
Yep. It really does seem like media outlets have decided it’s worth shedding any semblance of objectivity because taking Brett Kavanaugh down is such a noble cause.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.https://t.co/iGMjWNfMIU
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 20, 2018
I'm bored with this dumb story already. But the lazy media pack are all regurgitating it. https://t.co/36TIwKtJVu
— JWF (@JammieWF) August 20, 2018