It was inevitable that the impeachment witch hunt came down to the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump thought the court’s conservative majority would come down on his side.
But Brett Kavanaugh is sitting on this impeachment surprise that changes everything.
Brett Kavanaugh made his name in the conservative legal community as a member of special prosecutor Ken Starr’s staff in the Whitewater investigation in the 1990s.
Kavanaugh eventually played a major role in writing the report Starr produced that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.
Since Clinton’s was the most recent impeachment, the so-called “mainstream” media picked through the Clinton impeachment – where Clinton was caught committing the crime of perjury – to compare it to the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt against Donald Trump – where Democrats offer no evidence the President committed a crime and aren’t even claiming Donald Trump committed one.
Since the Supreme Court is expected to take up multiple cases, that could play a decisive role in deciding if impeachment is successful or not.
And since Brett Kavanaugh is the one common denominator in both the Clinton and Trump impeachment battles, his work received extra scrutiny.
Pundits expect Democrats to draft an article of impeachment against President Trump accusing him of obstructing Congress.
President Trump cited executive privilege in ordering his administration officials not to testify in the Democrats’ Stalinist show trial hearings or turn over documents.
In the 1990s, Kavanaugh and Ken Starr argued President Clinton committed the impeachable offense of obstructing Congress by not testifying in the investigation into his criminal behavior.
New York City lawyer David R. Lurie wrote in The Daily Beast that:
Starr assigned Kavanaugh to play a key role in authoring Starr’s report to Congress, which included a section setting forth potential bases for impeaching the president; among them was a claim that Clinton should be impeached for going to court to assert the executive privilege in the first place. According to Starr and Kavanaugh, the privilege assertion was itself impeachable, because it was purportedly meritless and Clinton had managed to use the privilege litigation to delay Starr’s investigation. As the Starr Report put it, the temporary delay amounted to an illicit “conceal[ment]” by Clinton of his “personal misconduct.” Starr and Kavanaugh also argued that Clinton should be impeached because he refused to voluntarily testify himself, despite the fact that (unlike Trump) Clinton ultimately testified after receiving a subpoena; once again, mere delay was deemed potentially impeachable.
However, this was instructive not in the way Lurie and the Democrats thought.
Republicans rejected these grounds for impeachment.
Instead Republicans focused on Clinton’s criminal conduct.
Congress – some Democrats voted with the Republicans – voted to impeach President Clinton on allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice.Notably, the House of Representatives voted down an article of impeachment accusing Bill Clinton of “abuse of power.”
By contrast, abuse of power figures to be the Democrats’ central article of impeachment in their sham proceeding.
At the time, Democrats portrayed Congressional Republicans and Ken Starr’s team as ideological zealots out to get Clinton by hook or by crook.
But even they rejected the vague and expansive grounds for impeachment such as abuse of power or obstruction of Congress because those charges clearly failed to meet the standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
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