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Some employees at Facebook have been furious that one of their top lobbyists, vice president for global public policy and former George W. Bush administration official Joel Kaplan, publicly supported Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings even as the latter faced multiple allegations of sexual assault. This probably won’t help: Over the weekend, Kaplan hosted a little shindig to congratulate the guy for landing on the court.

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the US Supreme Court in a 50-48 vote with just one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, voting in the affirmative on Saturday, despite massive protests and several allegations of sexual assault by the nominee. Facebook, whose vice president for global public policy Joel Kaplan supported Kavanaugh by appearing at Senate hearings in a section reserved for the candidate's family and friends, is dealing with the fallout.

Facebook returned to President-elect Trump's 5th Avenue tower today, but you won't hear the company talk about it. Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of public policy, was meeting with Trump himself to discuss... well, Facebook declined to comment when we asked.