In an email written when he was a lawyer in the White House under President George W. Bush, Kavanaugh gave advice on how to amend a document that characterized Roe v. Wade as "the settled law of the land".
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh prepares to testify during the third day of his confirmation September 6, 2018.
Sen. Dick Durbin of IL says his questions to Kavanaugh on the topic stem from the judge's embrace of robust presidential power and the fact that he has been nominated by Trump. As Kavanaugh hesitated, saying he didn't remember, Harris said, "Are you saying with all that you remember- you have an impeccable memory, you've been speaking for nearly 8 hours, I think more, to this committee about all sorts of things you remember- how can you not remember whether or not you had a conversation about Robert Mueller or his investigation with anyone at that law firm?"
Two of the Democratic senators who have been most forceful in the Kavanaugh hearing, Booker and Kamala Harris, are considered potential 2020 presidential candidates.
Booker's office later released the document (read it here) in which Kavanaugh was critical of some Department of Transportation affirmative action policies. They railed against the unusual vetting process by Republicans that failed to include documents from three years Kavanaugh worked in the Bush administration, and 100,000 more pages withheld by the Trump White House.
"The fact that there is nothing in that document that's personal information, there's nothing national security-related, the fact that it was labeled as committee confidential, exposes that this process, sir, is a bit of a sham", Booker said.
That may worry some pro-lifers, but the website LifeNews observed that Kavanaugh did not say that there is a "right" to abortion.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. Democrats lack the votes to block confirmation, but have been pressing Kavanaugh for his views on abortion rights, gun control and other issues. Conservatives hope that Kavanaugh's confirmation could create a conservative majority on the court, potentially for decades.
In his days before the committee, Kavanaugh has declined to answer questions about how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would step aside if cases involving Trump under Mueller's probe end up at the court.
Asked about it by the committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, Kavanaugh reiterated his previous testimony that "Roe v. Wade is an important precedent of the Supreme Court".
Almost two hours after Booker's dramatics were proven cynical at best, CNN's home page announced, "Cory Booker releases confidential emails".
Mr. Booker quoted from the emails during his questioning of the judge.
"Have you had any conversation about Robert Mueller or his investigation with anyone at that firm?" she asked.
"Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate or of the confidentiality of the documents that we are privy to", Cornyn said in response, highlighting Booker's broadly acknowledged future ambitions.
Shortly after 1 p.m., it was announced that the restrictions on releasing the emails, which had been labeled "committee confidential", had been waived in the morning.
Kavanaugh also said Thursday that he doesn't recall conversations of any kind with anyone at the law firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres, but that he doesn't know everyone who might work there.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar called the meeting between Swaraj and Pompeo a "productive" engagement. The United States required India to sign the agreement in order to be allowed to buy advanced US military equipment.
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Nevertheless, she said she and her husband will remain in their home, which sits on tall pilings, 24 feet above the ground. Mayors of barrier islands in the storm's path had warned that their communities might get cut off from the mainland.
I thought my house was going to collapse. "It came in four big jerks - bang! bang! bang! bang!" one unidentified woman told NHK. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that earthquakes with a similar intensity could continue in the area for about a week.
The picture revealed - of an administration having a "nervous breakdown of executive power" - is unflattering in the extreme. By the end of the call, Trump had changed his tune: "So we're going to have a very inaccurate book, and that's too bad".
Red flags flew over Pensacola-area beaches in Florida's Panhandle, where swimming and wading in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited. It is about 1,205 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and about 1,300 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles.
It is a big disaster. "The state government and PWD department is exclusively responsible for the bridge collapse. Ms Banerjee, who is in Darjeeling, said two persons are still missing and search operations are on to trace them.
As part of the settlement, Ms Holmes had to return millions of shares to the privately held company and pay a $500,000 fine. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought civil fraud charges against Holmes and Balwani earlier this year.
The 7th Congressional District is the only one in the state where minorities comprise a majority of the population. Unlike Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley's rise through the ranks of the Democratic Party was a more traditional one.
McNamara's Instagram account has more than 12,000 followers and she frequently shared images of her travels around the world. The yacht is owned by Alberto Baillères , a Mexican mining mogul with a reported net worth of United States $9.5 billion.
The US is concerned they could eventually be used to launch another chemical attack as well as a conventional assault. Earlier, US President Donald Trump warned Syria's Bashar al-Assad against launching a "reckless attack" on Idlib .
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