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Fact Check: Sen Dianne Feinstein's claims about the president's supreme court nominee Fact Check: Sen Dianne Feinstein's claims about the president's supreme court nominee
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Help us fact check the claims made by Sen Dianne Feinstein about the what the president's supreme court nominee said. Help us fact check the claims made by Sen Dianne Feinstein about the what the president's supreme court nominee said.
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The U.S congress member  Sen Dianne Feinstein <a href="https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1033068067687948289">wrote a tweet </a> in which she said that the president's supreme court nominee has said many claims about the rights of sitting presidents. The U.S congress member  Sen Dianne Feinstein <a href="https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1033068067687948289">wrote a tweet </a> in which she said that the president's supreme court nominee has said many claims about the rights of sitting presidents.
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The president's Supreme Court nominee  said " sitting presidents can NOT be prosecuted, should NOT be investigated, and should have the authority to fire a special counsel AT WILL" The president's Supreme Court nominee  said " sitting presidents can NOT be prosecuted, should NOT be investigated, and should have the authority to fire a special counsel AT WILL"
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During a conference at Georgetown Law School answered yes by raising his hand up in a question asked by the moderator " How many of you believe, as a matter of law, that a sitting president cannot be indicted during the term of office? "  <a href="https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2018/07/11/brett-kavanaugh-president-indicted-709641">politico newspaper has covered this story in July. </a> During a conference at Georgetown Law School answered yes by raising his hand up in a question asked by the moderator " How many of you believe, as a matter of law, that a sitting president cannot be indicted during the term of office? "  <a href="https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2018/07/11/brett-kavanaugh-president-indicted-709641">politico newspaper has covered this story in July. </a>
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In an article published on <a href="http://www.minnesotalawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kavanaugh_MLR.pdf">Minnesota law review</a>, Kavanaugh wrote " With that in mind, it would be appropriate for Congress to enact a statute providing that any personal civil suits against presidents, like certain members of the military, be deferred while the President is in office".  the rational behind his position is that " Deferral would allow the Presi- dent to focus on the vital duties he was elected to perform" In an article published on <a href="http://www.minnesotalawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kavanaugh_MLR.pdf">Minnesota law review</a>, Kavanaugh wrote " With that in mind, it would be appropriate for Congress to enact a statute providing that any personal civil suits against presidents, like certain members of the military, be deferred while the President is in office".  the rational behind his position is that " Deferral would allow the Presi- dent to focus on the vital duties he was elected to perform"
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Kavanaugh put to clearly that a sitting president should be be investigated " Congress should consider doing the same, moreover, with respect to criminal investigations and prosecutions of the President In particular, 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 put it clearly that a sitting president should be be investigated " Congress should consider doing the same, moreover, with respect to criminal investigations and prosecutions of the President In particular, 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"
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Help us fact check her claims by directly adding references and sources to and actually start editing this draft. Help us fact check her claims by directly adding references and sources to and actually start editing this draft.
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