We don’t yet know whether Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court this weekend, and – with all the chaos swirling right now – anyone who claims to know the outcome (in either direction) is full of it. But here’s one thing we do know: when this is all said and done, Kavanaugh will end up behind bars. It’s not even difficult to spell out how he’ll end up there.
This week we saw the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee refer someone for criminal investigation and prosecution because he allegedly lied to the Senate under penalty of perjury. Some guy claimed to have know that Brett Kavanaugh raped a woman on a boat. Then someone claiming to be that same guy posted an unverified tweet, apologizing for supposedly having made the story up. Based on that alone, the GOP decided to send the Feds after him. If it turns out this guy was indeed lying, he’ll face criminal jeopardy for it. This demonstrates the power that the Senate has on these matter. So what does this have to do with Kavanaugh ending up behind bars?
In a word, everything. The Democrats will at some point have control of the Senate. There’s a good chance it’ll happen in the 2018 election, and failing that, the 2020 election. One way or another, it’ll happen eventually. When it does, whether Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court or simply a federal Judge, the Senate Democrats will refer him for criminal prosecution for – at the least – perjury.
Brett Kavanaugh has committed at least ten easily provable counts of perjury during the course of his Senate testimony, on issues ranging from his alcohol consumption, to his emails, on down the line. The sentencing guideline for perjury is five years in prison – and he committed individual instances of perjury on multiple distinct issues. Kavanaugh’s life is over – it’s just a matter of time, and a matter of how much judicial damage he can do to the country before he’s locked up.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report