Fact Check: Sen Dianne Feinstein's claims about the president's supreme court nominee

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The U.S congress member  Sen Dianne Feinstein wrote a tweet  in which she said that the president’s supreme court nominee has said many claims about the rights of sitting presidents.

 

Claims: 

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”

 

Fact Check: 

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? ”  politico newspaper has covered this story in July. 

 

Kavanaugh signaled sitting president couldn’t be indicted

Defenders of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are accusing his critics of distorting his views on whether a sitting president can be indicted, but they may be overlooking another key clue about his take on what’s likely to be a contentious issue at Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing.

 

In an article published on Minnesota law review, 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”

 

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”

 

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