U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces final round of questioning

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces final round of questioning

Watch a livestream of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings on this page. And then Booker challenged Cornyn to follow through with formal action to discipline him and other Democrats.

Booker focused on a document he said described Kavanaugh's views as a White House aide under former President George W. Bush on the use of "racial profiling" in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States that the senator said had been blocked from public release by committee Republicans.

Kavanaugh faced 12 hours of questioning from senators during the second day of his judiciary committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Some of the documents were leaked to the New York Times on Wednesday evening, including one 2003 email in which Kavanaugh questioned whether Roe v. Wade was settled law of the land.

"This is about the closest I'll ever have in my life to an "I am Spartacus" moment", Booker said. Mueller has not subpoenaed Trump, but has been unable to reach an agreement for Trump to testify about his actions and his campaign.

Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two Republicans even remotely open to voting against Kavanaugh, though neither has said she would do so. "That is the coin of the realm", Kavanaugh said, "that's a very common kind of discussion".

A 2002 email shows Kavanaugh, then working for Bush, proposing a controversial, anti-Roe v. Wade judge for a federal court. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., before it was made public.

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Kavanaugh, who has written hundreds of opinions as an appeals court judge, defended those decisions, but generally avoided saying how he would rule in cases that might come before the Supreme Court.

"You've been speaking for nearly eight hours to this committee about all sorts of things you remember", Harris said.

"OK, how many times do want to tell us that", Grassley interrupted.

Asked the question again Thursday by Republican Sen.

A day earlier, in a dramatic exchange, Booker implied Kavanaugh had been open to racial profiling tactics, citing the email exchange between Kavanaugh and a colleague.

If you still harbor any doubts that the ongoing implosion of the Trump administration has driven Republicans in Congress to take desperate measures in anticipation of the fall elections, yesterday's incident at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh ought to have put them to rest once and for all.

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Speaking to committee chairman Sen.

They have a case that more documents were hidden from the public than needed to be.

Leahy also touched on another major Democratic concern about the next Supreme Court justice: how they view presidential immunity. To make her mark on the hearings, Harris demonstrated her past as a prosecutor, highlighting her ability to ask tough questions and make opponents squirm under pressure.

In a footnote to a 2009 law review article, Kavanaugh wrote that "a serious constitutional question exists regarding whether a President can be criminally indicted and tried while in office".

Leahy spent his remaining time asking Kavanaugh about his knowledge at the time of the warrantless wiretapping of USA citizens during the Bush administration's "War on Terror" following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

Fox News reported there were about two dozen people in the crowd, which was "made up mostly of various women's rights groups". Burck told the Washington Post Thursday afternoon that he had cleared Booker's documents on Wednesday night, adding "We were surprised to learn about Senator Booker's histrionics this morning because we had already told him he could use the documents publicly".

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