Aspiring Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh dodged questions on Wednesday when asked if President Donald Trump has a legal obligation to respond to a subpoena.
Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein (CA) posed numerous questions to Kavanaugh today about his aggressive view on expanded presidential powers. This line of questioning was pursued shortly after Kavanaugh told the committee that “No one is above the law in our constitutional system…the executive branch is subject to the law.”
During a series of questions about his views on U.S. v Nixon, Feinstein asked Kavanaugh “can a sitting president be required to respond to a subpoena?” Kavanaugh said he couldn’t answer that “hypothetical question” as a matter of judicial independence.
“My understanding is that you are asking me to give my view on a potential hypothetical,” Kavanaugh said. “That’s something each of the eight justices sitting on the Supreme Court – when they were sitting in my seat – declined to decide potential hypothetical cases.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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