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Kavanaugh: No inappropriate talks on Mueller-probe
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his Senate hearing confirmation that he never had any ‘clues, predictions, preview, winks” about his view of special counsel, to Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, stressed he had “inappropriate conversations” with anyone – including those who founded a law firm by one of President Trump’s former personal lawyers – about the ongoing Russia-investigation.
Kavanaugh, who was appointed by trump for the vacancy to fill on the Supreme court at the beginning of this year, got in a particularly combative discussion with Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., late Wednesday evening before the second day of his hearing. Harris asked Kavanaugh whether he had discussed the Russia-probe, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, with someone at the New York law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres.
The company was founded by Marc Kasowitz, a trump, a former personal lawyers.
Kavanaugh said Harris, as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, he could not recall specifically who is working at the company and said, “I would like to know the person you think.”
“I think you’re thinking of someone and you don’t want to tell us,” Harris said.
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Republican sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, brought exchange on Thursday, questions, Kavanaugh again answer the questions.
“I don’t remember all the conversations of this nature with anyone at the law firm. I didn’t know who could work on this law, but I don’t remember all of the conversations in the way,” Kavanaugh said.
“I had no inappropriate conversations about this study with anyone. I’ve never added someone any tips, predictions, preview, winks, nothing about my point of view as a judge, or how I would rule as a judge, or something in connection with that,” Kavanaugh.
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Republicans command a narrow 51-49 Senate majority. y leaders have said they hope that Kavanaugh confirmed by a floor vote from the beginning of October, when the next Supreme Court term begins.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Gregg Re contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.