Kavanaugh recommended against Clinton indictment in 1998: report

Kavanaugh recommended against Clinton indictment in 1998: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report 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.” 


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 BookerOn The Money: Trump to seek new round of tax cuts after midterms | Mnuchin meets with Saudi crown prince | Trump threatens to cut foreign aid over caravan Booker bill would create federally funded savings account for every child Big Dem donors stick to sidelines as 2020 approaches 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 GrassleyGOP plays hardball in race to confirm Trump's court picks Trump officials ratchet up drug pricing fight Dems angered by GOP plan to hold judicial hearings in October MORE (R-Iowa) announced Friday that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing will begin at the beginning of next month.