NY Times Targets Kavanaugh's Wife with 'Abortion,' 'Gay,' 'Gun' Searches


President Donald Trump recently nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

While accepting the nomination, Kavanaugh cracked jokes and spoke lovingly of his family, but a handful of observers noted that his family was likely in for a tough time in the near future, given the viciousness with which the liberal media would attack the judge.

According to a report from The Daily Wire, that worry about Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters appears to have been well-founded, as the judge’s wife has now been targeted by two major media outlets in what can only be described as an effort to dig up dirt on the nominee.

Those two media outlets are The Associated Press and The New York Times, both of whom have filed requests under the Maryland Public Information Act to obtain emails and other documents sent or received by Ashley Kavanaugh, the judge’s wife.

Ashley Kavanaugh was formerly the town manager of The Village of Chevy Chase Section 5, and both the AP and The Times want to know everything she may have said or done as part of that role.

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The requests were initially revealed by the NTK Network, who exclusively received the documented requests from a conservative non-profit known as America Rising Squared.

NTK reported that the AP had filed a sweeping request with the state of Maryland for “all emails sent or received” by Ashley Kavanaugh as related to her time as town manager.

However, the request from The Times was far more narrow — but even more chilling — as it sought emails and documents that included specific keywords and terms that were included in a list with the request.

The list of terms and words included several names of certain individuals, and also included such keywords as “abortion,” “conservative,” “Democrat,” “Federalist,” “gay,” “GOP,” “gun,” “liberal” and “Republican,” among several others.

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The request also sought emails that referenced the Federalist Society website, the Ken Starr special counsel investigation of former President Bill Clinton — in which Judge Kavanaugh had played a role — as well as references to Clinton and former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, not to mention Trump himself and the Supreme Court.

The list also included at least two names or terms that had been blacked out and remain unknown.

The Times would no doubt deny it, but the contents of the list leave little doubt that they were purposefully searching for materials that could be used to manufacture something of a hit piece on the judge’s wife.

That is about as low as one could go, smearing the innocent wife of a Supreme Court nominee for political purposes, but unfortunately is what many have come to expect from the partisan hacks that pose as “journalists” for the legacy media outlets like The Times.

However, The Daily Wire noted that polling shows a majority of Americans would prefer to see Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, even as elected Democrats and the liberal media have launched over-the-top hyperbolic attacks on the nominee and likened any who support him as “complicit in evil.”

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In spite of the absurd attacks on Kavanaugh — and now his wife, possibly his daughters soon — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to see to it that Kavanaugh is officially confirmed to the high court around October 1, prior to the midterm elections.

Let’s hope that McConnell is indeed able to get Kavanaugh confirmed before the liberal media is able to hatefully smear his innocent wife for things she may have said in emails several years ago that have nothing to do with how he would decide on cases before him on the Supreme Court.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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