What Was Up With Kamala Harris’ Mystery Mueller Question For Kavanaugh?

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) teased the hell out of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room Wednesday evening as she pressed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on whether he discussed the special counsel’s probe with anyone at the law firm of President Trump’s personal lawyer. She refused to elaborate when Kavanaugh asked her to clarify who worked there or whom she had in mind.

The exchange lasted more than five minutes — with an interruption from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to note the abundance of law firms and their employees in D.C.

Asked whether he had conversations about Robert Mueller generally, Kavanaugh confirmed he had and pointed out that they both worked for George W. Bush administration. Kavanaugh also said that he had discussed the Mueller investigation with fellow judges and others, since it was “ongoing” and “in the news.”

Kavanaugh looked utterly confused by Harris’ line of questioning.

Harris continued to ask him specifically about any discussions with employees at Kasowitz, Benson & Torres, the firm of Trump’s personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz.  Kavanaugh said he would need to see a roster of the firm or know more about her question before answering.

Harris eventually moved on without helping him on either point.

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