Kavanaugh Tells Lawmakers In Private He Thinks Special Counsel Is Appropriate

UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., off camera, in Russell Building on July 26, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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August 1, 2018 7:23 a.m.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has privately informed senators that he believes the appointment of a special counsel by the Justice Department is appropriate, CNN reported.

But, according to sources familiar with the matter who spoke to CNN, he has held onto his questioning of whether a sitting President can be indicted and has indicated that it’s up to Congress to impeach a president. Kavanaugh reportedly has been careful to not weigh in on the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe nor share his views on a presidential subpoena.

After conversations with the nominee, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told CNN that he is not concerned that Kavanaugh is doubtful about the legality of Mueller’s probe.

Read CNN’s full report here.

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