Kavanaugh recommended against Clinton indictment in 1998: report

Kavanaugh recommended against Clinton indictment in 1998: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recommended against indicting former President Clinton, according to a 1998 memo.

In the private memo — made public by the National Archives through a Freedom of Information Act request — Kavanaugh urged special counsel Ken Starr, who was investigating Clinton, not to proceed with a criminal indictment of the president until after he left office, The New York Times reported Friday. 

Kavanaugh wrote that he believed the Senate would fail to convict Clinton on impeachment charges and asked Starr to end the investigation so “the next president can decide what to do.” 

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Kavanaugh's nomination has drawn concerns from both sides as Democrats fear the judge could resist special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Trump's potential ties with Russia during his 2016 campaign and Republicans question whether Kavanaugh would side with Mueller, allowing a sitting U.S. president to be called to testify under subpoena.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 hopefuls skeptical of criminal justice deal with Trump Sentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream MORE (D-N.J.) said earlier this year Supreme Court confirmation should be “delayed until the Mueller investigation is concluded," but Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySchumer: Share 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents with entire Senate This week: Senate tries to avoid landmines on massive spending bill Dems to challenge Kavanaugh for White House records MORE (R-Iowa) announced Friday that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing will begin at the beginning of next month.