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Kavanaugh denies misleading senators in 2006 testimony

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is denying that he misled senators in testimony when he was nominated to be an appellate judge in 2006. He says the testimony was “100 percent accurate.”

The response does not appear to have satisfied Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Leahy is suggesting that confidential documents not available to the public may contradict Kavanaugh’s assertions that he knew nothing about a Bush administration warrantless surveillance program or efforts by a Republican Judiciary Committee aide to steal material from Democrats in advance of judicial nomination hearings.

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said he would consider making the documents public in time for Leahy’s next round of questions Thursday.

Kavanaugh’s response came after an unusual moment where Democrats played a video clip of Kavanaugh’s 2006 testimony.


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