Prosecuting a Sitting President The one hypothetical question that Kavanaugh entertained during the hearing came from Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), a relatively outspoken critic of Trump, on the subject of whether a sitting president can be prosecuted for a crime. It was a clear reference to the question over whether Trump can be indicted as part of the Russia investigation, a debate that has made its way to the highest level of Trump’s legal team. … [Read more...] about The Five Biggest Moments on Day Two of the Brett Kavanaugh Hearing
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If Collins does vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation—something she has never done for any Supreme Court nominee during her time in the Senate, no matter the president’s party affiliation—the group will return the funds to its donors (in part because donating the funds to Collins in exchange for her vote would … [Read more...] about Group Raises Nearly $1M for Susan Collins’ Nonexistent Opponent if She Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
That is not to say that the criticisms of Kavanaugh his critics have launched have no merit. While I don’t share the accusations of perjury against his Senate testimony, there’s no question in my mind that there is a long con going on in which a jurist dedicated to a constitutional counterrevolution is being elevated to the Supreme Court under a false flag of moderation. But I doubt the general public has figured out the games he and his supporters are playing, beyond a healthy suspicion of what a president like Donald Trump might do to the Constitution if given too much power to shape SCOTUS. Kavanaugh is mostly unpopular because his presidential benefactor is unpopular, and the GOP is apparently willing to take a lot of risks to support both of them. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.
Earlier Tuesday, all 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee called for an FBI probe to be conducted before a hearing is held. (Republicans have balked at the idea of a federal investigation into the matter.) One of those Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), cheered Blasey Ford’s decision on Tuesday night. … [Read more...] about Christine Blasey Ford Calls for FBI Probe Before Testifying About Kavanaugh
But even as he waits for a final verdict from members of the U.S. Senate, Kavanaugh has seen his stature rise elsewhere. The federal judge has become a hero to the sexually frustrated, misogynist “incel” community, after he claimed that he remained a virgin for years after graduating from high school. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Has Become a Hero to the Incel Community