Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asserted Tuesday Judge Brett Kavanaugh was selected to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy because President Donald Trump knows he will obstruct the Russia investigation.
Sen. Schumer says Pres. Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh because he’s “worried” special counsel Mueller will try to subpoena him and take other actions to advance Russia probe.
“Pres. Trump knows that Kavanaugh will be a barrier to preventing that investigation from going there.” pic.twitter.com/bUUcEmbApt
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Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning, Schumer asserted President Trump ignored Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s warning about the possible difficulties of confirming Kavanaugh because he is “worried,” about the Russia investigation.
“Senator McConnell told the president that there are other nominees who he could confirm more easily,” Schumer began. “Why did the president stick with Kavanaugh? Because he’s worried that Mr. Mueller will go to the court and asked that the president will be subpoenaed and ask to do other things necessary to move the investigation forward.”