Fact Check: Did Brett Kavanaugh Really Say the President is Above the Law?

By Randy DeSoto  |    Western Journal 

Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, are promulgating an argument that President Donald Trump chose Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to shield himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Schumer, Warren and some left-leaning media outlets including The NationThe Washington Post and NPR point to a 2009 Minnesota law review article in which Kavanaugh advocated for Congress to pass legislation that allows presidents to postpone civil lawsuits and facing criminal prosecution until after they leave or are removed from office.

Kavanaugh — who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia — contended that the president’s job is so all-encompassing it is not fair to him (or her) or the country to allow the chief executive to be subject to civil litigation or prosecution while in office.

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