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>>> TODAY THE NEW BOOK "THE >>> TODAY THE NEW BOOK "THE EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH" EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH" BROUGHT BY REPORTERS WAS BROUGHT BY REPORTERS WAS OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED WHEN THE OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED WHEN THE TIMES CALLED FOR BRETT TIMES CALLED FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH’S IMPEACHMENT FROM THE KAVANAUGH’S IMPEACHMENT FROM THE SUPREME COURT SUPREME COURT

AMY KLOBUCHAR WENT INTO ACTION AMY KLOBUCHAR WENT INTO ACTION BY DEMANDING FROM THE FBI AND BY DEMANDING FROM THE FBI AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, QUOTE, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, QUOTE, ALL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE ALL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE FBI WHITE HOUSE AND THE FBI REGARDING THE SCOPE OF THE REGARDING THE SCOPE OF THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL BACKGROUND SUPPLEMENTAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INVESTIGATION THE NEW BOOK SHOWS THAT THE FBI THE NEW BOOK SHOWS THAT THE FBI DID NOT INVESTIGATE DOZENS OF DID NOT INVESTIGATE DOZENS OF CLAIMS BY PEOPLE, INCLUDING CLAIMS BY PEOPLE, INCLUDING CLASSMATES OF BRETT KAVANAUGH’S CLASSMATES OF BRETT KAVANAUGH’S AT YALE WHO BELIEVED THE AT YALE WHO BELIEVED THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST BRETT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST BRETT KAVANAUGH AT HIS CONFIRMATION KAVANAUGH AT HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING WERE CONSISTENT WITH HEARING WERE CONSISTENT WITH BEHAVIOR THEY HAD SEEN OR HEARD BEHAVIOR THEY HAD SEEN OR HEARD ABOUT AT YALE ABOUT AT YALE LAST NIGHT ON THIS PROGRAM, THE LAST NIGHT ON THIS PROGRAM, THE AUTHORS OF THE NEW BOOK AUTHORS OF THE NEW BOOK DESCRIBED SOME OF THOSE DESCRIBED SOME OF THOSE WITNESSES

WITNESSES >> WE BOTH SPOKE TO NUMEROUS >> WE BOTH SPOKE TO NUMEROUS PEOPLE FROM JUSTICE KAVANAUGH’S PEOPLE FROM JUSTICE KAVANAUGH’S HIGH SCHOOL AS WELL AS YALE AND HIGH SCHOOL AS WELL AS YALE AND OTHER PARTS OF HIS LIFE AS WELL OTHER PARTS OF HIS LIFE AS WELL WHO CONTACTED THE FBI WHO CONTACTED THE FBI THERE WAS A SCHOOLTEACHER WHO THERE WAS A SCHOOLTEACHER WHO WAS IN HIS CLASS AT GEORGETOWN WAS IN HIS CLASS AT GEORGETOWN PREP IN SAN FRANCISCO, TOOK A PREP IN SAN FRANCISCO, TOOK A DAY OFF, PREPARED A LETTER, DAY OFF, PREPARED A LETTER, WORKED WITH A LAWYER, WENT TO WORKED WITH A LAWYER, WENT TO THE FBI OFFICE AND WAS TOLD TO THE FBI OFFICE AND WAS TOLD TO CALL THE TIP LINE, WAS TOLD TO CALL THE TIP LINE, WAS TOLD TO FILE AN ONLINE FORM FILE AN ONLINE FORM

HE DID ALL THESE THINGS AND HE DID ALL THESE THINGS AND THERE WAS NO FOLLOW-UP THERE WAS NO FOLLOW-UP HE FELT THAT HE WAS NEVER HEARD HE FELT THAT HE WAS NEVER HEARD HE WAS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED HE WAS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED WE HEARD THIS STORY OVER AND WE HEARD THIS STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN FROM PEOPLE OVER AGAIN FROM PEOPLE >> JOINING US NOW IS AMY >> JOINING US NOW IS AMY KLOBUCHAR, A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FROM MINNESOTA, A MEMBER OF THE FROM MINNESOTA, A MEMBER OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND A SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, WHAT WAS YOUR SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN YOU READ THE "NEW REACTION WHEN YOU READ THE "NEW YORK TIMES" ARTICLE ABOUT THIS YORK TIMES" ARTICLE ABOUT THIS ON SUNDAY? ON SUNDAY? >> WELL, I WOULD SAY IT WASN’T >> WELL, I WOULD SAY IT WASN’T ONE OF SURPRISE, LAWRENCE

ONE OF SURPRISE, LAWRENCE AND I THINK YOU KNOW MY ROLE IN AND I THINK YOU KNOW MY ROLE IN THAT HEARING, I WAS THE ONE THAT THAT HEARING, I WAS THE ONE THAT WAS CALMLY ASKING THE JUDGE, WAS CALMLY ASKING THE JUDGE, TRYING TO MESH THE STORIES, THE TRYING TO MESH THE STORIES, THE CREDIBLE STORY OF DR BLAZE CREDIBLE STORY OF DR BLAZE FORD FORD I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD BLACKED I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD BLACKED OUD AND OUD AND OUT AND THEN HE SHOT BACK IF I OUT AND THEN HE SHOT BACK IF I HAD BLACKED OUT HAD BLACKED OUT

HE LATER APOLOGIZED, BUT THAT’S HE LATER APOLOGIZED, BUT THAT’S BEEN ETCHED IN MY MEMORY BEEN ETCHED IN MY MEMORY PART OF WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT PART OF WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS WHOLE THING, ONE, HE THIS WHOLE THING, ONE, HE SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN HAND-PICKED SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN HAND-PICKED TO BEGIN WITH, HE WAS TO BEGIN WITH, HE WAS HAND-PICKED BY HIS VIEW OF HAND-PICKED BY HIS VIEW OF EXECUTIVE POWER EXECUTIVE POWER BUT THAT HEARING PUTTING ASIDE BUT THAT HEARING PUTTING ASIDE THE FACTS WAS OUTRAGEOUS, AND HE THE FACTS WAS OUTRAGEOUS, AND HE BROUGHT DOWN NOT JUST THE BROUGHT DOWN NOT JUST THE SUPREME COURT BUT HIS WHOLE SUPREME COURT BUT HIS WHOLE JUDICIARY WITH HIS DEMEANOR AND JUDICIARY WITH HIS DEMEANOR AND HOW HE WAS SO PARTISAN DURING HOW HE WAS SO PARTISAN DURING THAT HEARING THAT HEARING FROM THERE, AS YOU KNOW, IT FROM THERE, AS YOU KNOW, IT LAUNCHED INTO THIS ADDITIONAL LAUNCHED INTO THIS ADDITIONAL VERY BRIEF FBI INVESTIGATION TO VERY BRIEF FBI INVESTIGATION TO EXPLORE SOME OF THESE OTHER EXPLORE SOME OF THESE OTHER ALLEGATIONS ALLEGATIONS AND THAT’S SOMETHING I’VE NEVER AND THAT’S SOMETHING I’VE NEVER REALLY HAD MUCH TIME TO TALK REALLY HAD MUCH TIME TO TALK ABOUT AND WHY I’M NOT SURPRISED ABOUT AND WHY I’M NOT SURPRISED AT ALL BY THEIR FINDINGS AT ALL BY THEIR FINDINGS AND THAT IS THAT WE WERE PUT AND THAT IS THAT WE WERE PUT INTO THIS ROOM AND WE HAD ONE INTO THIS ROOM AND WE HAD ONE HOUR, AND THEN THE OTHER PARTY HOUR, AND THEN THE OTHER PARTY TOOK AN HOUR AND WE COULD COME TOOK AN HOUR AND WE COULD COME BACK BACK I WENT BACK THERE THREE OR FOUR I WENT BACK THERE THREE OR FOUR TIMES, AND IT WAS LITERALLY TIMES, AND IT WAS LITERALLY STACKS OF DOCUMENTS LIKE THIS, STACKS OF DOCUMENTS LIKE THIS, ALL MIXED UP TOGETHER

ALL MIXED UP TOGETHER THERE WOULD BE CRANKS BASICALLY, THERE WOULD BE CRANKS BASICALLY, LIKE TIPS, STRANGE TIPS THAT LIKE TIPS, STRANGE TIPS THAT WERE CALLED IN, JUST NUTTY WERE CALLED IN, JUST NUTTY THINGS, BUT THEN MIXED IN WOULD THINGS, BUT THEN MIXED IN WOULD BE AN ACTUAL ONE, LIKE WHAT YOU BE AN ACTUAL ONE, LIKE WHAT YOU MAY HAVE JUST REFERRED TO, MAY HAVE JUST REFERRED TO, THINGS LIKE THAT THINGS LIKE THAT AND IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRIAGE, AND IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRIAGE, AND THEN YOU ADD TO THAT THE AND THEN YOU ADD TO THAT THE CALLS THAT I GOT AS WELL AS CALLS THAT I GOT AS WELL AS OTHER SENATORS GOT, WHICH WE OTHER SENATORS GOT, WHICH WE THEN TRIED TO REPORT THEN TRIED TO REPORT AND I LOOK AT THIS MORE THAN AND I LOOK AT THIS MORE THAN JUST THE FBI JUST THE FBI IT’S REALLY AN ISSUE OF THE IT’S REALLY AN ISSUE OF THE WHITE HOUSE THAT WAS LIMITING WHITE HOUSE THAT WAS LIMITING THE FOCUS OF THIS INVESTIGATION, THE FOCUS OF THIS INVESTIGATION, AND THAT’S WHY I CALLED TO GET AND THAT’S WHY I CALLED TO GET THOSE DOCUMENTS THOSE DOCUMENTS I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE NEED I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE NEED

WE NEED THOSE DOCUMENTS AND I WE NEED THOSE DOCUMENTS AND I KNOW IT’S SIMILAR TO WHAT THE KNOW IT’S SIMILAR TO WHAT THE HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU CAN’T MAKE A DECISION ABOUT YOU CAN’T MAKE A DECISION ABOUT IMPEACHMENT OR ANYTHING LIKE IMPEACHMENT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT UNTIL YOU HAVE THIS THAT UNTIL YOU HAVE THIS UNDERLYING INFORMATION UNDERLYING INFORMATION >> WHEN THE PROCESS WAS STOPPED >> WHEN THE PROCESS WAS STOPPED BY DR FORD’S EMERGENCE AND BY DR FORD’S EMERGENCE AND THERE CAME A POINT WHERE JEFF THERE CAME A POINT WHERE JEFF FLAKE DECIDED TO BASICALLY JOIN FLAKE DECIDED TO BASICALLY JOIN WITH THE DEMOCRATS TO DELAY THE WITH THE DEMOCRATS TO DELAY THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS AND HAVE CONFIRMATION PROCESS AND HAVE MORE OF AN FBI BACKGROUND CHECK, MORE OF AN FBI BACKGROUND CHECK, WHAT WAS VERY CLEAR PRETTY WHAT WAS VERY CLEAR PRETTY QUICKLY WAS THAT, OKAY, THIS WAS QUICKLY WAS THAT, OKAY, THIS WAS GOING TO BE A TIME-LIMITED FBI GOING TO BE A TIME-LIMITED FBI BACKGROUND CHECK BACKGROUND CHECK ONCE I HEARD THAT, THAT THE FBI ONCE I HEARD THAT, THAT THE FBI BACKGROUND CHECK IS TIME BACKGROUND CHECK IS TIME LIMITED, I THINK WE ALL KNEW LIMITED, I THINK WE ALL KNEW THEN IT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE THEN IT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE COMPLETE COMPLETE YOU KNOW THAT THE BACKGROUND YOU KNOW THAT THE BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT THEY RUN ON YOUR CHECKS THAT THEY RUN ON YOUR CONFIRMATIONS, THEY DON’T HAVE CONFIRMATIONS, THEY DON’T HAVE ANY TIME LIMIT ON IT ANY TIME LIMIT ON IT THEY DON’T DELIVER YOU A THEY DON’T DELIVER YOU A BACKGROUND CHECK UNTIL THEY HAVE BACKGROUND CHECK UNTIL THEY HAVE FINISHED IT, AND SOME OF THEM FINISHED IT, AND SOME OF THEM TAKE LONGER THAN OTHERS FOR A TAKE LONGER THAN OTHERS FOR A BUNCH OF REASONS BUNCH OF REASONS >> CANNOTLYEXACTLY >> CANNOTLYEXACTLY I MEAN, I’VE HAD NUMEROUS I MEAN, I’VE HAD NUMEROUS JUDICIAL NOMINEES, ATTORNEY JUDICIAL NOMINEES, ATTORNEY NOMINEES THAT WENT ON FOR NOMINEES THAT WENT ON FOR MONTHS, AND THEY LOOK UP PEOPLE MONTHS, AND THEY LOOK UP PEOPLE FROM THEIR PAST FROM HIGH SCHOOL FROM THEIR PAST FROM HIGH SCHOOL LIKE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, FROM LIKE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, FROM COLLEGE, AND IT CAN TAKE A LONG COLLEGE, AND IT CAN TAKE A LONG TIME TIME THAT’S WHY THIS WAS THIS TIME THAT’S WHY THIS WAS THIS TIME LIMIT MADE IT VERY HARD TO LOOK LIMIT MADE IT VERY HARD TO LOOK INTO ALL OF THESE TIPS AND INTO ALL OF THESE TIPS AND ALLEGATIONS

ALLEGATIONS BUT THE CONCERNING PART IS WHEN BUT THE CONCERNING PART IS WHEN YOU SEE THOSE, AND AGAIN, I YOU SEE THOSE, AND AGAIN, I CAN’T REVEAL WHAT I SAW, BUT CAN’T REVEAL WHAT I SAW, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THESE, YOU KNOW WHEN YOU SEE THESE, YOU KNOW THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT DESPERATELY WANTED TO BE DESPERATELY WANTED TO BE CONTACTED AND HAD INFORMATION CONTACTED AND HAD INFORMATION AND IT WAS JUST A SHAM, IT WHAT AND IT WAS JUST A SHAM, IT WHAT IT WAS IN THE END, AND IT’S VERY IT WAS IN THE END, AND IT’S VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR OUR DEMOCRACY, UNFORTUNATE FOR OUR DEMOCRACY, AND THAT’S WHY I’VE CONTINUED TO AND THAT’S WHY I’VE CONTINUED TO BELIEVE AND HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED BELIEVE AND HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT TWO SETS OF THINGS HAVE TO THAT TWO SETS OF THINGS HAVE TO COME OUT COME OUT THE FIRST IS THE 100,000 PAGES THE FIRST IS THE 100,000 PAGES OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE TIME THAT OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE TIME THAT HE WORKED IN THE WHITE HOUSE IN HE WORKED IN THE WHITE HOUSE IN THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE OFFICE WE WERE DENIED ACCESS TO THOSE WE WERE DENIED ACCESS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS TO BEGIN WITH DOCUMENTS TO BEGIN WITH

AND THE SECOND WERE THESE THAT AND THE SECOND WERE THESE THAT WE JUST DISCUSSED WE JUST DISCUSSED AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS, AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS, BY THE WAY, LAWRENCE, THAT I BY THE WAY, LAWRENCE, THAT I REALLY WANT TO BE PRESIDENT, REALLY WANT TO BE PRESIDENT, BECAUSE I THINK, ONE, WE HAVE TO BECAUSE I THINK, ONE, WE HAVE TO NOMINATE JUDGES THAT HAVE THE NOMINATE JUDGES THAT HAVE THE INTEGRITY TO NEVER ACT LIKE THAT INTEGRITY TO NEVER ACT LIKE THAT AGAIN AT A HEARING, AND THAT WE AGAIN AT A HEARING, AND THAT WE ALSO WANT TO HAVE A PROCESS THAT ALSO WANT TO HAVE A PROCESS THAT WORKS, A VETTING PROCESS THAT

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