Aaron Blake at The Washington Post reports Brett Kavanaugh’s William Pryor denials require some explaining:
[A] story just broken by The Post’s Seung Min Kim may have some legs — and require some explaining by Kavanaugh.
According to other “committee confidential” emails she obtained, Kavanaugh in 2003 was looped in on emails and discussions involving the nomination of controversial anti-Roe v. Wade Appeals Court Judge William H. Pryor Jr. Kavanaugh also appears to have interviewed Pryor for the nomination.
This despite Kavanaugh having said in his own 2004 confirmation hearings, “No, I was not involved in handling his nomination.” At another point, he said, “I am familiar generally with Mr. Pryor, but that was not one that I worked on personally.”
Those are likely to be parsed pretty closely now. A December 2002 email shows Kavanaugh, then an aide in the George W. Bush White House, being asked by a fellow White House aide, “How did the Pryor interview go?” Kavanaugh responded: “call me.”