Journalists Claim Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Told Them To Lie In Their Book

He is such a disgusting excuse for a human being.

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As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has found himself back in the spotlight quite a bit this past week — and for good reason, after yet another allegation of sexual assault has surfaced against him and many Democrats are coming out in droves calling for his impeachment.

And now he’s back in the headline once again after New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin revealed that Justice Kavanaugh attempted to talk them into lying about him in their new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.

According to new reports from both The Atlantic’s Garrett Epps and The Washingtonian’s Andrew Beaujon, the authors claim that Kavanaugh offered them a hefty amount of background information for their book, but only under the stipulation that they would lie and say they never spoke to him.


Epps, a Supreme Court correspondent for The Atlantic and a law professor at the University of Baltimore, took to his Twitter yesterday to announce that Brett “offered” the authors “a background interview if they would falsely say in the book that he did not speak to them.”

Epps also tweeted from a National Press Club event in Washington D.C. stating that Kelly and Pogrebin “were asked why they didn’t report this and said it happened very late in the publication process.”

The Atlantic correspondent went on to add in his thread while at the event that there was an “audible reaction from the crowd” and then stated, “I would have reported it.”

Andrew Beaujon with The Washingtonian also shared the authors’ disclosure on his Twitter account stating, “Kavanaugh wanted Pogrebin and Kelly to say that he hadn’t spoken to them.” He went on to add that that Kavanaugh “wanted a line in there saying he had declined an interview. They were on their way to Washington to interview him. Book was almost done.”

Beaujon applauded the offers for turning down Brett’s “unethical” offer and commended the pair for ultimately doing the right thing.

In their article that went public before their book, Kelly and Pogrebin talk about what they went through during their ten months of research into the Supreme Court Justice. Stating that “as women” they “could not help but be moved by the accounts of” Kavanaugh’s accusers but went on to explain that “as reporters” they “had a responsibility” to “offer Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt, venturing to empathize with his suffering if he were falsely accused.”

The authors went on to note that while the allegations laid out by Ramirez are “not proven by witnesses” they still “ring true to us.”

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