Questions about Trump loom over Supre...

Questions about Trump loom over Supreme Court hearings

Aug 31, 2018 Read more: SFGate
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be the person sitting in front of senators at next week's confirmation hearings, but many of the questions he gets are likely to be focused on another man: President Donald Trump. Ongoing investigations swirling around Trump mean that lawmakers will want to know how Kavanaugh might vote on questions such as whether a president can be charged with a crime or be forced to testify as part of an investigation. Democrats also are expected to ask Kavanaugh whether he can be truly independent from the president who picked him. Supreme Court nominees avoid giving legal opinions during their confirmation hearings, saying that would be improper.

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