Call to put hold on SCOTUS pick pending Senate judiciary probe into ‘circumstances’ of Kennedy’s retirement

Forget President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with the Russians, ladies and gentlemen, because the loopy left has just uncovered another one of his Machiavellian plots.

Straight out of a James Bond film, this particular plot involves Trump — a man whom liberals on one hand claim is a complete moron, yet on the other allege is an evil genius — conspiring to force Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to resign from his post.

It’s a plot so real in the conspiracy-addled mind of university professor and frequent MSNBC guest Richard W. Painter, a former Bush administration official, that it must be investigated before Trump is allowed to nominate a replacement, of course (wink wink).

“The circumstances of Justice Kennedy’s resignation must be investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee before any replacement is considered. The Constitution does not give Trump the power to use underhanded means to induce Supreme Court resignations,” Painter tweeted Saturday.

Look:

Painter linked his conspiracy theory to a brief post at The New Republic claiming that “Trump’s relationship with Justice Kennedy sounds shady.”

“Deutsche Bank was, notably, the only important financial institution that would work with Trump after his bankruptcies in the 1990s, lending him over $1 billion. Last year, the Financial Times reported that Kennedy’s son was ‘one of Mr Trump’s most trusted associates over a 12-year spell at Deutsche,'” the obscure left-wing outlet moaned.

So what? This means absolutely nothing, especially since Trump disinvested himself of his businesses to run for the presidency.

And especially since The New York Times — the most prestigious newspaper in America ( according to the left) — published a report last week about Trump’s “quiet campaign to create a Supreme Court opening.”

Despite the post’s ominous headline, the report contained this key takeaway: “There were no direct efforts to pressure or lobby Justice Kennedy to announce his resignation on Wednesday.

BOOM.

That wasn’t published by Breitbart, The Daily Wire or any other “crazy right-wing” news outlet, Mr. Painter. That was published by The New York Times. And if the Times says there were “no direct efforts” to force Kennedy’s hand, who are YOU to dispute it!?

Some might argue you’re a crazy person:

 

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