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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:43 PM

Kavanaugh Ran Up Debt Buying Baseball Tickets

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets,” the Washington Post reports.

The White House said Kavanaugh “built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a ‘handful’ of friends.”

“Kavanaugh’s most recent financial disclosure forms reveal assets between $15,000 and $65,000, which would put him at the bottom of the financial ranking of justices, most of whom list well over $1 million in assets.”



https://politicalwire.com/2018/07/11/kavanaugh-ran-up-debt-buying-baseball-tickets/

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Reply Kavanaugh Ran Up Debt Buying Baseball Tickets (Original post)
RandySF Jul 11 OP
JDC Jul 11 #1
RandySF Jul 11 #4
Initech Jul 11 #20
Lindsay Jul 11 #2
MontanaMama Jul 11 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 11 #5
RandySF Jul 11 #7
ret5hd Jul 11 #8
RhodeIslandOne Jul 11 #18
mountain grammy Jul 11 #6
DrDan Jul 11 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 11 #11
DrDan Jul 11 #12
B2G Jul 11 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 11 #17
B2G Jul 11 #10
HipChick Jul 11 #13
B2G Jul 11 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 11 #15
HipChick Jul 11 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 11 #22
tenderfoot Jul 12 #26
babylonsister Jul 11 #19
question everything Jul 12 #23
UTUSN Jul 12 #24
ck4829 Jul 12 #25

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:44 PM

1. Very odd. Not a great decision maker apparently

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Response to JDC (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:50 PM

4. My stomach hurts if I pay more than $100 for tix

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:54 PM

20. I bought a ticket for Nine Inch Nails in December. $110 for GA. GA!!!!!

And I thought that was high! I can't imagine what kind of tickets he was charging!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:48 PM

2. I'm sure his financial disclosures

are just as complete and honest as those of the rest of this Vladministration.

(but you probably knew that)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:49 PM

3. Baseball tickets?

How many games does he attend for Pete’s sake? Is he a scalper? Please don’t tell me he is a Cubs fan...I’ll be all kinds of pissed off. That said...if he makes these kinds of stupid decisions you know he’s got to be making others. Keep digging!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:50 PM

5. I suppose that's better than spending all his money on coke and hookers, but

it still seems pretty irresponsible for a federal judge - especially one who belongs to a party that advocates personal responsibility to the point of wanting to regulate the kinds of foods the poors can buy with SNAP benefits.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:55 PM

7. Many govt officials get warnings over this kind of activity

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:57 PM

8. Well...you reminded me of a classic:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:27 PM

18. That's what "baseball games" are the euphemism for n/m

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:55 PM

6. He'll get rich now.. beyond his wildest dreams.

If pictures were published of him fucking a dead pig, he would still be confirmed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:00 PM

9. assets of $ 15-65,000??? A judge? A Yale law school grad?

I sure hope someone is investigating this.

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Response to DrDan (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:13 PM

11. That doesn't include his house, but even so it seems pretty meager

for someone who's been making $200,000K a year as a federal appellate judge. One would expect him to at least have a retirement account of some kind.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:15 PM

12. autos? stocks? retirement?

don't believe those numbers for a second

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Response to B2G (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:21 PM

17. OK, that's in the update to the article.

I couldn't imagine how a long-time federal employee didn't have a government pension.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:09 PM

10. Are these his personal credit cards?

If so, why is this even news?

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Response to B2G (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:16 PM

13. High debt makes you susceptible...


to being owned,bribed etc..paid off

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Response to B2G (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:17 PM

15. Personal debts are always taken into consideration for high-level government employees

because if they're seriously in debt they're more likely to be corruptible by bribery or blackmail. Federal judges have been impeached for bribery.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:18 PM

21. Isn't that how they have caught several spies recently?


Wasn't from the documents....its was from debts and sudden large payments not from windfalls in bank accounts..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:28 PM

22. It's one reason for the bank reporting requirement for deposits of more than $10,000.

Large amounts of cash are often a sign of drug dealing but can also be evidence of other crimes like blackmail and bribery.

For example, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert:

In May 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the money was to compensate for and conceal deliberately unspecified misconduct by Hastert against an unnamed individual years earlier. Soon afterward, public accusations emerged that Hastert had sexually abused three male students (including the aforementioned unnamed individual) when he was a teacher more than three decades earlier.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hastert

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:43 PM

26. I'm so shocked the poster is going to bat for Kavanaugh.

Who could have anticipated such a thing?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:52 PM

19. Might have a lil gambling problem? nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:36 AM

23. It is unbelievable

Many of us have had credit card debts, but $50,000? For baseball ticket?

I think that he would have been disqualified for many jobs where judgments are part of it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:02 PM

24. A judge with poor *judge*ment, no worries, he'll soon rake in tons from his sponsors.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:13 PM

25. K&R

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