To the Editor:
The Democrats on the Judicial Committee blew it when they let Brett Kavanaugh complete his confirmation hearing without going on the record regarding what he advised President George W. Bush about legalities in torturing enemy combatants, one of the many controversial topics that was likely covered in the 100,000 White House documents that members of the committee were blocked from seeing and the 40,000 documents declared “committee confidential” they were blocked from making public during the hearings.
What Sens. Dick Durbin or Dianne Feinstein should have done is ask the question: “Given that we are not allowed to read, much less make public, what you wrote on ‘enhanced interrogation’ during your time at the White House, would you please take the time here and now to describe, in detail, your role in discussion of that critical issue, the arguments you made at the time, and your rationale for making them, remembering as you do that you are under oath and, hence, can be impeached for lying to Congress if, when these documents eventually come out, you are found to have skirted the truth in your testimony to this committee?”
But, all might not yet be lost. Other people must have been aware of what Kavanaugh argued at the time and may even have copies of what he wrote.
These people must be given the opportunity to testify to the committee, if time permits, or urged to publish their information as soon as possible as broadly as possible.