When it comes to hard hitting investigative journalism, the Washington Post is failing miserably these days, a truth put on full display by the ridiculous piece they recently published about “uncovering’ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s dirty little secret.
What was this massive bombshell that could threaten to destroy Trump’s pick for SCOTUS? Was it an affair? Was it corruption?
No. It was baseball tickets.
Apparently Kavanaugh racked up tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt for season tickets for the Washington Nationals for himself and his friends. Horrifying, isn’t it?
More hilariously, his friends reimbursed him and it seems the rest of the debts have already been paid off or at least greatly reduced.
The information came from financial disclosures and information provided by the White House, according to the report.
Kavanaugh reported in 2016 that he had “$60,000 and $200,000 in debt” from three credit cards and a loan. Each credit card had between “$15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000.”Advertisement - story continues below
Part of the debt is linked to Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for baseball playoff games that Kavanaugh bought for himself and friends. Other costs were related to home improvements, White House spokesman Raj Shah told the Washington Post.
The story goes on to state that filings show the ticket purchases were made at the end of 2016 and paid off early the next year. In 2017, the credit card debts and loan “were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements,” according to the report.
“He did not carry that kind of debt year over year,” Shah told the Washington Post.
In other words, this is a total non-story. It’s simply being pushed by the left-wing media to try throwing a wrench in the cog of Trump’s administration. These folks are legitimately that hateful.
They will take even the smallest things and turn them into ultimate things in an attempt to sabotage those they consider their enemies.