CNN’s Jim Acosta took a swipe at President Donald Trump in the final hours before the president’s scheduled announcement of his next Supreme Court pick.
Implying that Trump might be seeking out a justice who would have his back in the event that the Mueller investigation ever bore fruit, he made sure to mention a report that “Trump’s SCOTUS team has looked at Kavanaugh’s past comments on indicting a sitting president.”
Trump SCOTUS team has looked at Kavanaugh’s past comments on indicting a sitting president, we’ve confirmed. In 2009, Kavanaugh wrote: “The indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government…” https://t.co/rDHJs5RiUY
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 9, 2018
And Acosta’s tweet quickly rallied the like-minded to his side.
It is a conflict of interest for Trump to nominate anyone to anything while he is under investigation and here is more evidence he intends to obstruct justice by any means necessary https://t.co/KhtaH8K89g
— David Greenwald (@davidegreenwald) July 9, 2018
PROOF that any pick Trump makes must RECUSE themselves from any future cases on Trump-Russia, as we now know that this issue was one of the BASES for the Justice’s selection. This is a much bigger deal than many will realize—it’s a suspected criminal trying to pick his own judge. https://t.co/iNDBMHB28m
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 9, 2018
But others pointed out that reviewing a potential nominee’s statements and decisions is actually how the vetting process was designed to work.
It’s called vetting, dipshit. https://t.co/CH5m4syTao
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 9, 2018
Considering the fact that the Trump administration has been accused — from the beginning of its term — of a failure to properly vet appointees in a timely manner, this may be a step in the right direction.