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Sen. Durbin: Kavanaugh's Views on Mueller Probe Most Pressing Issue For Confirmation

Sen. Durbin: Kavanaugh's Views on Mueller Probe Most Pressing Issue For Confirmation
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By    |   Sunday, 09 September 2018 04:28 PM

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on President Donald Trump's rights in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation are the most important issue for Democrats during his confirmation process, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

"They are all of importance, but the issue of the moment clearly is this situation with the Mueller investigation, and the important element that we shouldn’t overlook is Kavanaugh has been explicit in saying the president should not be subject to investigation or prosecution during his term in office,' Durbin told NBC’s Chuck Todd.

The Illinois Democrat acknowledged that his colleagues on the Judiciary Committee tried to press Kavanaugh on his stances on topics such as abortion and health care, but Durbin argued that current circumstances magnify the importance of how the judge might rule on questions of presidential power over other issues.

He emphasized that “We cannot ignore that, we shouldn’t,” explaining that “We tried to go after the fundamental issue, the one I think is most important at this moment in history, what this man, Brett Kavanaugh, would do on the Supreme Court if he’s confronted with a question involving the White House, the Mueller investigation.”

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's views on President Donald Trump's rights in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation are the most important issue for Democrats during his confirmation process, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin told NBC's "Meet the Press."
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