Okay, exactly how many times did this guy lie under oath?
Courtesy of NYT:
In the days leading up to a public allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to a college classmate, the judge and his team were communicating behind the scenes with friends to refute the claim, according to text messages obtained by NBC News.
Kerry Berchem, who was at Yale with both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has tried to get those messages to the FBI for its newly reopened investigation into the matter but says she has yet to be contacted by the bureau.
The texts between Berchem and Karen Yarasavage, both friends of Kavanaugh, suggest that the nominee was personally talking with former classmates about Ramirez’s story in advance of the New Yorker article that made her allegation public. In one message, Yarasavage said Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record in his defense. Two other messages show communication between Kavanaugh’s team and former classmates in advance of the story.
In a previously undisclosed interview with just the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee Kavanaugh suggested that it was Ramirez who was calling around and trying to influence potential witnesses:
“Strikes me as, you know, what is going on here? When someone is calling around to try to refresh other people? Is that what’s going on? What’s going on with that? That doesn’t sound — that doesn’t sound — good to me. It doesn’t sound fair. It doesn’t sound proper. It sounds like an orchestrated hit to take me out.”
These texts also reveal that, despite the claims by the Republicans, a close friend to Ramirez never said that the incident never happened, but only that she herself did not witness the event.
Apparently, none of this would have come out if mutual friends of Kavanaugh and Ramirez had not pushed the issue and contacted the FBI as well as the media.
Another tidbit contained in these texts is an observation made by yet another friend:
According to the information Berchem provided, Ramirez tried to avoid Kavanaugh at that wedding of their two friends, Yarasavage and Kevin Genda.
Ramirez, “clung to me” at the wedding, Berchem wrote to Yarasavage in a Sept. 24th text message. “She never went near them,” a reference to Kavanaugh and his friends. Even in the group photo, Berchem wrote, Ramirez was trying to keep away from Kavanaugh.
Oh yeah, this guy would make a really good Supreme Court Justice.
That’s sarcasm just in case you did not pick up on it.