Talking Points Memo reports:
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday refused to say whether a president could be subpoenaed — a critical issue in the ongoing special counsel probe of Russian election interference — calling the question “hypothetical.” But he said he had an “open mind” on the question of whether presidents can be sued.
Kavanaugh also said that U.S. v. Nixon, in which the Supreme Court ordered former President Richard Nixon to turn the Watergate tapes over to a federal court, was “one of the four greatest moments in Supreme Court history.”
FEINSTEIN: Can a sitting president be subpoenaed?
KAVANAUGH, DODGING: That’s a hypothetical question.
FEINSTEIN: You can’t tell me if you think the president is subject to the courts?
KAVANAUGH: No. pic.twitter.com/IX7wxcf3J2
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 5, 2018
.@SenFeinstein asked a critical constitutional question: Can a sitting president be required to respond to a subpoena? @realDonaldTrump‘s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, refused to give a straight answer.
That is incredibly troubling. pic.twitter.com/KczwfYZEEW
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) September 5, 2018