Saturday, July 21, 2018

Booker Demands Kavanaugh Recuse Himself from Trump Cases

by Connor Wolf

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called on Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Friday to recuse himself — if he is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court — from all cases arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of allegations that aides to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russian interests.

“To avoid the prospect that President Trump could effectively choose a judge in his own case, I request that you pledge to recuse yourself from any cases related to the special counsel’s investigation and any that otherwise may immediately impact the president and his associates as it relates to the ongoing criminal investigation should you be confirmed,” Booker wrote in a letter made public Friday.

Kavanaugh would replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy if the Senate confirms him. If Kavanaugh joins the high court, he would be expected to give the tribunal a solid conservative majority of judges committed to being faithful to the original intent of the founders in the Constitution.

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