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.
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”
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.
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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