Supreme court pick once suggested that the 1974 court ruling, leading to the end of Nixon’s presidency, may have been wrong

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided.

Kavanaugh’s belief in robust executive authority is front and center in his nomination by Donald Trump to replace the retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. The issue could assume even greater importance if special counsel Robert Mueller seeks to force Trump to testify in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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