Breaking news from The Post about a memo SCOTUS nominee and considerate carpool dad Brett Kavanaugh wrote to Ken Starr and fellow attorneys who engaged in a years-long, multi-million-dollar investigation into a consensual blowjob:
The memo was written Aug. 15  to Starr and “All Attorneys,” with the subject line: “Slack for the President?” It was Kavanaugh 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.”
Kavanaugh wrote that he believed Starr’s office would be failing its duty “if we willingly ‘conspire’ with the President in an effort to conceal the true nature of his acts.”
Kavanaugh then listed 10 questions that Clinton should be asked, many of them of a sexually explicit nature.
Gosh, that highlighted bit sure flat-lines the irony meter after 18 months of Trump’s nonstop lies and serial defamations, doesn’t it? If Clinton’s efforts to discredit Starr would “make Nixon blush,” Trump’s campaign against the FBI, Mueller and his own AG would drive Tricky Dick to apply for species reassignment surgery.
I used the word “consensual” above to emphasize the vast chasm that exists between the frivolity of the Starr investigation in the 1990s and and the deadly seriousness of Mueller’s inquiry today. Bill Clinton engaged in sleazy personal behavior that exploited workplace power dynamics. That’s bad.
But it’s not in the same fucking moral universe as Trump’s known behavior, which at the very least includes eagerly trying to accept the help of a murderous foreign autocrat to subvert his own country’s democracy and then repeatedly obstructing justice to cover it up.
Fuck Kavanaugh and his phony partisan outrage performance.