Bob Bennett, the lawyer of former President Bill Clinton took during the Paula Jones sexual misconduct case, declared his support on Tuesday for judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme court.
Bob Bennett, the lawyer of former President Bill Clinton took during the Paula Jones sexual misconduct case, declared his support on Tuesday for judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme court, referring to the candidacy as “the best qualified person who has been nominated by any Republican President could possibly be.”
In a letter exclusively by Fox News, written by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bennett detailed his relationship with Kavanaugh, with whom he spent time, during Ken Starr’s investigation into Clinton.
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Kavanaugh, 53, supported Rigidly in writing his report in the 1990s, which laid the legal framework for the support of the Clinton’s impeachment, on the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, connected with his affair with then White house Intern Monica Lewinsky.
Bennett remarked that, while he and Kavanaugh worked for different teams during the investigation, the two were the villain to be able to avoid “falling victim to handle the case,” the opponent as “evil.”
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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge Bennett wrote, “had an innate sense of fairness and courtesy that governed his relations with allies and enemies alike.”
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“To him, it doesn’t matter whether she said, with a ‘conservative’ or “liberal”,” Bennett. “What matters is whether you can support your case with sound arguments grounded in the law.”
Bennett added that lawyers think “is a ‘judge of judges'” and that if Kavanaugh’s “rules against parties, you know, he gave them a fair hearing and explanation of its position of thought.”
Bennett said that if the Senate does not confirm Kavanaugh, recently vacated by the Supreme Court seat held by justice Anthony Kennedy, “it would undermine civility in politics twice.”
“First in playing politics with such an obviously qualified candidate, and then again in the possibility of losing such a strong advocate for decency and civility in our Nation’s highest court,” Bennett wrote.
Confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh are expected to be available from Sept. 4.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.
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