Journalist hears top Democrat Jerrold Nadler discussing plan to go after Justice Kavanaugh
The Dems’ plan to push for Justice Kavanaugh’s impeachment for perjury has been exposed after a journalist overheard top Democrat Jerrold Nadler discussing their scheme.
The New York Democratic Rep. Nadler was overheard on an Acela train discussing Democrats’ plot over a series of phone calls.
Unbeknown to Nadler, a reporter from The Federalist, Mollie Hemingway, was also on the train and within earshot.
While riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, D.C on Wednesday, Nadler revealed plans to go after Kavanaugh while the party goes “all in” on the Trump/Russia collusion narrative, while reportedly “bungling” many of the facts while explaining his reasoning.
Nadler claimed in one call that “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury,” claiming the justice misled about when he first heard about the second of several unproven allegations against him.
Nadler claimed Kavanaugh was “asked at a committee hearing under oath when he first heard of the subject, he said, ‘When I’d heard of The Atlantic article.’ But there is an email chain apparently dating from well before that from him about ‘How can we deal with this?’”
The congressman’s claim echoed a misleading NBC News article that left out crucial context about Kavanaugh’s answer — one of several Kavanaugh stories that NBC got wrong.
“That’s not technical, that’s real,” Nadler reportedly said, when his interlocutor objected to his plan.
“The worst-case scenario — or best case depending on your point of view — you prove he committed perjury, about a terrible subject and the Judicial Conference recommends you impeach him.
“So the president appoints someone just as bad,” Nadler added.
Nadler rejected the caller’s suggestion that Democrats investigate Kavanaugh quietly.
“You can’t do it quietly because word will get out that the FBI or the committee is reaching out to witnesses,” he said.
Nadler also assailed the FBI’s background investigation probing the allegations against Kavanaugh.
“They didn’t even do a half-ass job,” Nadler said.
“They didn’t interview 30 witnesses who said, ‘Interview me! I’ve got a lot to say!’” the congressman added.
An extensive investigation by the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee found “no evidence” to support the Kavanaugh accusations.
Nadler’s communications director Daniel Schwarz claimed Hemingway’s story was “an absolutely false and deliberately inaccurate report,” in an emailed statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Schwarz did not return a follow-up inquiry asking him to point to specific quotations or passages in Hemingway’s report that he thought were inaccurate.