Supreme Court Nominee Evasive on Scope of Trump’s Presidential Power

(From Reuters)

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, embraced judicial independence on Wednesday but sidestepped Senate Democrats’ questions on whether a president can pardon himself or fire a prosecutor investigating him.

. . . Senators pressed the conservative federal appeals court judge on his views about presidential power, abortion, gun rights and race issues.

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