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No, Kavanaugh Didn’t Allege a Clinton Conspiracy

It’s amazing how many people believe, or at least say, things about Kavanaugh’s testimony that aren’t true. One of them is that he accused the Clintons of orchestrating a conspiracy against him or that he attacked the Clintons. Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript:

This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record. Revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.

He didn’t say that the Clintons have been running the campaign against him, just that many of his opponents are motivated by anger and raw feelings over the 2016 election, which is self-evidently true.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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