During sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Kamala Harris asked Judge Kavanaugh a seemingly insignificant question concerning the earlier testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, that he was being questioned to rebut.
“I only have a few seconds left and I’ll just ask you a direct question: did you watch Dr. Ford’s testimony?” Harris asked.
“I did not,” he acknowledged. “I planned to, but I did not, I was preparing mine.”
There may be added significance to the question by Harris, a veteran prosecutor who served as Attorney General of California and District Attorney of San Francisco.
Prior to Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony, the Wall Street Journal published a story that contradicts Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony later in the day.
“Among those watching Dr. Ford’s testimony was Judge Kavanaugh, a committee aide said, from a monitor in another room in the Dirksen Senate Building, where he awaits the opportunity to tell his side of the story later today,” The Journal reported.
Lying to Congress is a federal crime.