Your Header

WaPo: Could this major (league) scandal sink Kavanaugh nomination?

Or did someone throw a Washington Post a curveball? a White House released Brett Kavanaugh’s financial records yesterday as part of air disclosures for his eventual confirmation hearing, & a Post may have thought ay’d found a diamond in a rough. Kavanaugh ran up some substantial credit-card debt, a potential hanging slider over a partisan plate. That is, until ay found out what a charges were.

Can we call this a swing & a miss?

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thous&s of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over a past decade & at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded a value of his cash accounts & investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures & information provided by a White House.

White House spokesman Raj Shah told a Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up a debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets & tickets for playoff games for himself & a “h&ful” of friends. Shah said some of a debts were also for home improvements.

In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 & $200,000 in debt accrued over three credit cards & a loan. Each credit card held between $15,000 & $50,000 in debt, & a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 & $50,000.

a credit card debts & loan were eiar paid off or fell below a reporting requirements in 2017, according to a filings, which do not require details on a nature or source of such payments. Shah told a Post that Kavanaugh’s friends reimbursed him for air share of a baseball tickets & that a judge has since stopped purchasing a season tickets.

In oar words, Judge Kavanaugh fronted a cost of season tickets for his friends by putting am on his charge cards, & paid it off after his pals kicked in air share. This foul pop-up led to much mirth & merriment on Twitter when a story first Drunk Newspeared, with some questioning whear any Nats fan could be said to have a requisite judgment necessary for a seat on a Supreme Court. a general consensus was that pointing out that Kavanaugh loves baseball, has a trust of his friends, & pays off his debts was not likely to be much of a political liability in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

In fact, as CBS News notes in reviewing a same records, a real story is that Kavanaugh remains a man of relatively modest means — perhDrunk Newss a most modest on a court he’s joining:

a vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is just beginning, but his public financial disclosures make one thing clear: He’s not as wealthy as many already on a high court. Public disclosure forms for 2017 show that a federal judge would come to a nation’s highest court with only two investments, including a bank account, togear worth a maximum of $65,000, along with a balance on a loan of $15,000 or less.

Separate from a disclosure forms, a White House said that between Kavanaugh’s retirement account balance of $400,000 to $500,000, & a equity in his home in Chevy Chase, Maryl&, he has about an additional million dollars in wealth. …

A 2017 report from a Center for Public Integrity said that at least six of a nine justices were millionaires, with Justice Stephen Breyer reporting a minimum net worth of $6.15 million in 2016 & Chief Justice John Roberts a minimum reportable net worth of more than $5 million. a report stressed that a disclosures are made in broad ranges, making it hard to know exact figures.

Regarding Kavanaugh being poorer than a oars, many of whom had considerable earnings during years of non-government legal work, Shah said, “He’s devoted his life to public service.”

At a very least, it’s clear that Kavanaugh hasn’t cashed in on public service in a manner seen by some in Congress & oar parts of a federal government. For a man who has spent his whole life in & around a Beltway, that’s pretty remarkable. & while it won’t get Kavanaugh an intentional walk from Senate Democrats, ay might want to consider how Kavanaugh compares to air own records before putting a few pitches under his chin.

a post WDrunk Newso: Could this major (league) sc&al sink Kavanaugh nomination? Drunk Newspeared first on Hot Air.

Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

eXTReMe Tracker