The nomination process for President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, will soon kick into high gear, with the paper chase already under way.
And as it plays out, expect to see Bill and Hillary Clinton doing a lot of squirming.
Kavanough was involved in the biggest political story of the 1990s, independent counsel Ken Starr’s investigation of then-President Bill Clinton and his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Other cases Kavanuagh was involved in include Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez, who was returned to family on the communist island, as well as the probe into the death of White House aide Vince Foster, according to Fox News.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., referred to Kavanaugh as the “Forrest Gump of Republican politics” in 2004 because of his history.
A history of “some of the most salacious, tragic and infamous controversies of Bill Clinton’s presidency,”Fox News noted. Controversies that will be revisited.
Democrats hinging their hopes on Trump’s impeachment are concerned about one particular part of Kavanaugh’s past.
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Among the work that has gotten the most attention is Kavanaugh assisting in writing Starr’s report in the 1990s, laying out the legal framework supporting Clinton’s impeachment for his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Years later, he wrote about the importance of shielding presidents from prosecutions, which has drawn criticism from Democrats worried about the implications for the Russia probe and President Trump. As Trump impeachment chatter mounts on the left, Kavanaugh’s earlier role could return to the spotlight.
Drawing from his experiences in the Starr investigation and the impact that it had on the executive office, Kavanuagh wrote in a 2009 article in the Minnesota Law Review about exempting a sitting president from criminal prosecution.
“Congress might consider a law exempting a President—while in office—from criminal prosecution and investigation, including from questioning by criminal prosecutors or defense counsel,” Kavanaugh wrote. “The indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the international or domestic arenas.”
Kenneth Star appeared on Fox News to discuss Kavanaugh’s confirmation with Neil Cavuto and the topic of his law journal article came up:
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