Bill Clinton’s sex scandals are back in the news.
The former president’s affair with Monica Lewinsky is once again front and center of the American political discussion.
But no one ever expected Clinton’s sex scandals would come back to haunt this high profile individual.
Democrats are desperate to derail Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh could allow conservatives to cement a more stable 5-4 majority that threatens the entire liberal legal agenda.
So liberals are grasping at straws to gin up any controversy they can use to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation past the start of the new Supreme Court session in October or defeat him outright.
That has led Democrats and their allies in the so-called “mainstream” media to zero in on Kavanaugh’s work as part of Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr’s investigation of the Monica Lewinsky affair which ended up with the House of Representatives impeaching Bill Clinton.
In a hugely ironic twist, Democrats and journalists are now attacking Kavanaugh’s time on Starr’s team because he helped coordinate the special prosecutor’s media outreach.
At the time, the Clinton administration and their allies in the media attacked Starr because his team “leaked” too much information about their investigation to journalists.
Politico spoke to journalists and academics who claimed Kavanaugh’s media work was a subject that required more investigation.
“While Starr had spokespeople, “he also had attorneys like Kavanaugh contact people who might have information to come to the office and offer to guide the press about the work of the office,” said former Iran-Contra prosecutor John Barrett, now a law professor at St. John’s University.
Writer and businessman Steven Brill, who set off a firestorm in 1998 with a cover story in his magazine, Brill’s Content, on Starr’s alleged leaks to the press, said Kavanaugh needs to offer a more detailed account of his interactions with reporters during the Whitewater probe.
“If what he did was not improper, why didn’t he do it on the record? The point is they all knew it violated rule 6(e),” Brill said, referring to a federal court rule protecting grand jury secrets. “Brett was involved.”
Kavanaugh has also admitted he was interviewed for six books about the Starr investigation of Clinton as well as being quoted as an anonymous source for reporter’s stories about the investigation.
This line of attack shows how desperate the Democrats are.
For nearly two years Democrats and journalists have portrayed “current and former intelligence community officials” who illegally leak classified information as acting out of the highest form of patriotism.
But now – since they can’t attack Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications or judicial philosophy without looking like partisan extremists – Democrats and the media have settled on the mind-boggling strategy of claiming Judge Kavanaugh is not worthy of confirmation because he talked to the media.
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