Trump Supreme Court pick suggested Congress make law exempting serving presidents from investigati

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, wrote in 2009 in the Minnesota Law Review that serving presidents should be exempt from all criminal and civil investigations — because they’re so busy serving the nation. He wrote:‌

“I believe it is vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible. The country wants the President to be ‘one of us’ who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share. But I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office.

“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 … Even the lesser burdens of a criminal investigation — including preparing for questioning by criminal investigators — are time-consuming and distracting. Like civil suits, criminal investigations take the President’s focus away from his or her responsibilities to the people. And a President who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is almost inevitably going to do a worse job as President.”

In light of the current Russia meddling probe, many conservatives are probably extra happy Trump picked KaKavanaugh.

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