EMAILS REPORTEDLY ABOUT “SECURITY MEASURES”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 6, 2018) — At 11:16 a.m. EDT, Fox News reported that Sen. Cory Booker released documents deemed “committee confidential,” although it did not state to whom.
Booker had almost immediately interrupted Sen. Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, when Grassley began his opening statement in the third day of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh.
When Booker said he would make the documents public despite the reported claim of confidentiality on the part of an attorney representing former President George W. Bush, he acknowledged that he risked expulsion from Congress’s upper chamber.
AT 11:20 a.m., Fox News’s Sandra Smith cut in to the hearing to further elucidate on the development, stating that Booker had “posted the documents on his Twitter account.” In response, FNC’s Shannon Bream said she asked Booker’s office whether or not the documents remained confidential when they were released but did not receive a clear answer.
Sen. Mazie Hirono and other committee Democrats said they would release the documents and risk the same possible fate.
Bream read the contents of the email, which apparently involved “security measures” with a mention of “race-neutrality” following the 9/11 attacks.
The New York Times has reportedly published the email or emails in question.
Some Democrats said they do not recognize the “committee confidential” designation of the documents associated with Kavanaugh’s time as George W. Bush White House staff secretary.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.