If I Were Questioning Brett Kavanaugh

| Walter Pincus
Walter Pincus
Columnist, The Cipher Brief

Brett M. Kavanaugh ought to be questioned on how a President, alleged to have violated a federal criminal law – say conspiring to violate the Federal Election Laws – could be investigated based on the views he promoted in his 2009 article, “Separation of Powers During the Forty-Fourth Presidency and Beyond,” published in the Minnesota Law Review.

In that article, Kavanaugh said, “Congress might consider a law exempting a President—while in office—from criminal prosecution and investigation, including from questioning by criminal prosecutors or defense counsel.”

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The Author is Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a Columnist and the Senior National Security Reporter at The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics.  In 2002, he and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Price for national reporting. He also won an Emmy in 1981 and the 2010 Arthur Ross Award from the American Academy for Diplomacy.  He can be reached at wpincus@thecipherbrief.com.

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