By Business Insider. Facebook is scrambling to contain the fallout after a senior executive’s attendance at Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate last week caused an internal employee uproar.
Joel Kaplan, the company’s policy chief, was visibly seated behind Kavanaugh, Trump’s embattled nominee for the US Supreme Court, as the judge angrily defended himself against allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women. (He declined to comment on the day when approached by a Business Insider reporter.)
Kaplan and Kavanaugh are friends, having worked together in the Bush administration, and he was there in a personal capacity — but his appearance has enraged employees, and company leadership screwed up its initial response. News of the employee uproar was first reported by The New York Times.
“There is absolutely no such thing as personal capacity when you’re a high level manage/executive at the company … I might feel uncomfortable sharing the workplace with this person now,” one employee wrote in a message seen by Business Insider. . .
In a statement, Facebook spokesperson Bertie Thomson told Business Insider that the company plans to hold a townhall meeting on Friday to address the issue, and acknowledged the company screwed up in its internal response. (Read more from “Uh Oh… Anti-Liberty Facebook’s Policy Chief Is Close Friends With Kavanaugh” HERE)
Who Did FBI Interview in Its Investigation of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?
By USA Today. he FBI ended up interviewing nine witnesses in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college.
White House Spokesman Raj Shah said Thursday that the FBI did comprehensive interviews of all nine witnesses, whom he would not name. Officials said the FBI also contacted a tenth, unnamed witness, but is wasn’t clear whether that witness submitted to a full interview.
The FBI did not interview Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school house party in the early 1980s.
Democrats say the failure to interview Kavanaugh or Ford shows that the investigation was a “sham” that was unduly restricted by the White House. Republicans say the FBI didn’t need to interview them because they both testified extensively before the committee last week.
Agents also did not interview Julie Swetnick, who alleges in a sworn statement that Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, tried to get teenage girls “inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.” (Read more from “Who Did FBI Interview in Its Investigation of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?” HERE)