In an apparent reference to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, former FBI Director James Comey warned that small lies matter, even ones about yearbooks.
Comey made his remarks in a tweet on Thursday. Kavanaugh’s name was never mentioned in his remarks.
“Small lies matter, even about yearbooks,” he wrote. “From the standard jury instruction: ‘If a witness is shown knowingly to have testified falsely about any material matter, you have a right to distrust such witness' other testimony and you may reject all the testimony of that witness ...’”
Kavanaugh had testified on Thursday following an appearance of Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed he had sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers.
Kavanaugh strongly denied the assault while discussing his life in high school.
During the testimony, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. asked Kavanaugh about things he had written in his high school yearbook. He singled out comments about a female friend and whether it was meant to mock her sexual exploits, The Hill noted.
"She said she and I never had sexual interactions," Kavanaugh said. "Your question is based on a false premise and really does great harm to her, I don't know why you're bringing this up, frankly.
"She's a great person, she's always been a great person. We never had any sexual interaction. By bringing her name up you're just dragging her through the mud.”
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