PLOT TWIST: ‘Confidential’ Kavanaugh Emails Released by Cory Booker Were Cleared Before Dramatic Claims of “Spartacus” Moment
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released “committee confidential” Kavanaugh documents on Thursday whilst admitting he would be “knowingly violating the rules” and could possibly be ousted from the Senate.
Cory Booker released 12 pages of Kavanaugh emails wherein the Judge discussed racial inequality, including a thread with the subject line, “racial inequality.”
“I am right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” Booker said.
The Democrat Senator even bragged that it was the closest he’d ever come to a “Spartacus” moment.
No rules were broken and it was hardly Cory Booker’s “Spartacus” moment.
It turns out the ‘confidential’ Kavanaugh emails Booker released Thursday morning were already agreed to be cleared late last night.
“All of this drama this morning apparently was for nothing and it’s unfortunate,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters after a chaotic start to the third day of Kavanaugh’s hearing, FOX News reported.
FOX News’ Shannon Bream reported, “Senate Judiciary Committee staffers tell our @GriffJenkins that the documents SenBooker released today were already agreed to and cleared late LAST NIGHT. Not clear exactly which senators knew that before Booker publicly announced he was willing to violate policy and release.”
Senate Judiciary Committee staffers tell our @GriffJenkins that the documents SenBooker released today were already agreed to and cleared late LAST NIGHT. Not clear exactly which senators knew that before Booker publicly announced he was willing to violate policy and release.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 6, 2018
Seung Min Kim, White House reporter for WaPo, obtained a statement from Bill Burck, GWB’s records representative who led the review of Kavanaugh’s records.
“We cleared the documents last night after Senator Booker’s staff asked us to. We were surprised to learn about Senator Booker’s histrionics this morning because we had already told him he could use the documents publicly. In fact, we have said yes to every request made by the Senate Democrats to make documents public.”
NEW statement from Bill Burck, GWB’s records representative who led the review of Kavanaugh’s records pic.twitter.com/6MQSbgB1ub
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 6, 2018
FOX News previously reported:
[Senator] Cornyn, at one point, read the Senate rule that says, “Any Senator, officer or employee of the Senate who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate, including the business and proceedings of the committees, subcommittees and offices of the Senate shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer expulsion from the body; and if an officer or employee, to dismissal from the service of the Senate, and to punishment for contempt.”
In case you missed it, here is Cory Booker grandstanding and creating drama for no reason:
Cory Booker says he's going to violate Senate rules and release an email kept confidential on "racial profiling" to "expose" that docs being withheld "have nothing to do with national security."
"I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate." (ABC) pic.twitter.com/fzAEM4J8Ej
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 6, 2018