It is now reported that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will have former Richard Nixon counsel, John Dean testify in his hearings. It is not clear what a convicted felon can bring to the table in the Democratic Party’s continued attacks against the nominee. Dean turns State’s evidence against President Nixon in order to get only a single felony conviction. That makes his opinion very trustworthy, right?
As Written and Reported By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
His testimony will be a key component of a broader Democratic strategy to define Kavanaugh in view of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Kavanaugh’s past writings suggest he has a rather muscular view of presidential power. As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he joined opinions limiting judicial review of detentions at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, and advocating for greater presidential control of the federal workforce. He wrote an article in 2008 for the Minnesota Law Review suggesting Congress enact legislation deferring investigations of sitting presidents until the end of their terms.
Democrats will argue Kavanaugh’s views suggest he will take steps to protect President Donald Trump, should a conflict between Mueller and Trump reach the Supreme Court.
“This president who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal matter does not deserve the courtesy of a meeting with his nominee, purposefully selected to protect, as we say in Hawaii, the president’s ‘okole,’” Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said Aug. 22, with respect to the indictment of …..
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