Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

phylny

(8,428 posts)
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:23 PM Sep 2018

Can someone set me straight re: Booker releasing the "committee confidential" emails?

I'm reading on Twitter and Facebook that the emails Booker is releasing had already been released by the Republicans. I had understood that one of the reasons Booker was releasing them was to show that there's no national security threat or top secret info in these emails, and to show where Kavanaugh is being dishonest in his answers, or at least not forthcoming.

Did the Republicans really release these previously? If so, why the hissy fit by them reading rules to Senator Booker, etc. today?

Thanks in advance!

11 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Can someone set me straight re: Booker releasing the "committee confidential" emails? (Original Post) phylny Sep 2018 OP
They keep saying they told him it was ok to release Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #1
Rachel Maddox is outlining avebury Sep 2018 #2
I'm about to turn it on, thanks! phylny Sep 2018 #3
Strategy? Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #4
There is a specific purpose but the Dems avebury Sep 2018 #5
But did he know they okayed them to be released? Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #7
The committee rule against it wouldn't have been read if they had already released them. shraby Sep 2018 #11
Republicans are lying about when they approved release unblock Sep 2018 #6
Are these facts? Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #8
Yes those are facts. Please refrain from implying DU'ers are lying. emulatorloo Sep 2018 #9
Thank you, this is why I was confused. phylny Sep 2018 #10

avebury

(10,967 posts)
2. Rachel Maddox is outlining
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:27 PM
Sep 2018

the strategy the Democrats are using to target key Republicans in the hope of peeling off enough votes to deny Kevanough a successful vote for the SC.

avebury

(10,967 posts)
5. There is a specific purpose but the Dems
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:34 PM
Sep 2018

Booker is trying to peel off Tim Scott’s vote. Hirono is after Merkowski. The birth control email targets Merkowski and Collins. End game is to win by peeling away enough votes to deny Kavanaugh the SC seat.

Watchfoxheadexplodes

(3,496 posts)
7. But did he know they okayed them to be released?
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:40 PM
Sep 2018

I'm all for a plan but not giving the enemy ammo to crow about.

shraby

(21,946 posts)
11. The committee rule against it wouldn't have been read if they had already released them.
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:24 PM
Sep 2018

The rule was read when Booker said he was going to release them. After it was read, they made mention that they had already been released.

unblock

(53,058 posts)
6. Republicans are lying about when they approved release
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:39 PM
Sep 2018

Why would they let him talk about releasing something that wasn't approved for release if it already was? Why would they talk about expelling him from the senate?

No.

Booker released it first, then they approved release and backdated it to 4am so they could pretend they weren't pressured into it.

emulatorloo

(45,058 posts)
9. Yes those are facts. Please refrain from implying DU'ers are lying.
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:50 PM
Sep 2018

You asked for information, unblock gave you accurate information.

Btw Here is a video of Cornyn having a shit fit over Booker releasing these docs.


phylny

(8,428 posts)
10. Thank you, this is why I was confused.
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 10:19 PM
Sep 2018

If the Republicans already released them, why would they lecture Senator Booker that he was not allowed to release them?

Thanks, I thought I was missing something, but as usual, Republicans have lied about it.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Can someone set me straig...