The complete annotated list of Brett Kavanaugh's 30 lies under oath
Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)

The organization Demand Justice has cataloged 29 total lies that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has made under oath.


In a post on Medium, DemandJustice chronicled the lies and annotated them with the information refuting Kavanaugh's claims. Some lies have already been reported by mainstream media outlets, and others have been refuted by witnesses involved.

One lie that wasn't in the post was that Kavanaugh claimed it was legal for him to be drinking. At no time was it legal. The legal drinking age was changed in the 1980s when Kavanaugh was 20 years old. However, Maryland changed their law when Kavanaugh was just 17. At no time was Kavanaugh drinking legally, despite his claims.

The others include the claim he didn't work on the nomination of far-right Judge William Pryor. It's unclear if he lied because he didn't want anyone to dig up documents on it, but he lied nonetheless.

Kavanaugh swore he was not the staffer who "primarily handled" the nomination of Judge Charles Pickering. He was much more involved. He also lied about handling the nomination of William Haynes.

The judge was questioned about stolen documents from Democratic senators from 2004 when the Bush administration was trying to get nominees through the Senate. Kavanaugh claimed he was "not aware of that matter ever until I learned of it in the media." It was a lie and it was a senator that called him out on it. Even fact checkers said it defies logic. He then proceeded to repeat the lie again several times.

Kavanaugh was then caught in a lie about the hearing about torture. While under oath in 2006, Kavanaugh said, "I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants." A year later, the truth came out. He also lied about warrantless wiretapping during that same hearing. Then he tried to claim that his testimony was 100 percent accurate.

Kavanaugh swore he would "follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully," but when given the opportunity in Whole Woman's Health vs. Hellerstedt, he refused and did the opposite.

Kavanaugh then tried to claim that when the investigation began into his background, he welcomed it "from the Senate, FBI or otherwise." No matter how many times Democrats asked him why he wasn't asking for an FBI investigation to clear his name, Kavanaugh refused to do it.

Then there's the matter of Kavanaugh's characterization of his life in high school and college. While he said that he focused on academics, sports, church and service, he also focused a lot on "beer."

The above list is merely one-third of the claims that came out of Kavanaugh's mouth under oath and then proven to be false. Presumably, an Appellate Court judge would know not to lie under oath. A Supreme Court justice certainly should understand the severity of doing so.

During an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) said that lying under oath was a disqualifier for them. It's unclear if this evidence is enough for Flake to be the "no" vote in the Judiciary committee.

Read the rest of the list at Medium.