CNN’s Jim Acosta published a ‘bombshell’ from newly appointed SCOTUS Kavanaugh. But it didn’t receive the attention he was hoping for. “Trump SCOTUS team has looked at Kavanaugh’s past comments on indicting a sitting president, we’ve confirmed. In 2009, Kavanaugh wrote: “The indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government…” tweeted Acosta.
So according to Acosta, Trump based his pick on research of the things that Kavanaugh has said and done. Kavanaugh wrote a 33 page article in 2009 called “Separation of Powers During the FortyFourth
Presidency and Beyond.”
“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. Criminal investigations targeted at or revolving around a President are inevitably politicized by both their supporters and critics,” writes Kavanaugh.
“As I have written before, “no Attorney General or special counsel will have the necessary credibility to avoid the inevitable charges that he is politically motivated— whether in favor of the President or against him, depending on the individual leading the investigation and its results.” 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. Such an outcome would ill serve the public interest, especially in times of financial or national security crisis,” writes Kavanaugh.
However, as many of Acosta’s critics pointed out how reviewing a candidates positions on issues and statements and decisions is exactly how you are supposed to hire people. As one Twitter user replied “It’s called vetting, dipsh*t.”