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Clinton Lawyer on Kavanaugh: He Would Be an ‘Extraordinary’ Justice

"I hope that the Senate can follow Brett’s example, put aside politics, and confirm such a qualified nominee to the Supreme Court," he wrote.

By NTK Staff | 08.29.2018 @12:45pm
Clinton Lawyer on Kavanaugh: He Would Be an ‘Extraordinary’ Justice

Bob Bennett who served as former President Bill Clinton’s attorney during the Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones scandals, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday praising President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as an “extraordinary” nominee.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be an extraordinary Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. I urge the Senate to confirm him with bipartisan support,” Bennett wrote.

Bennett first met Kavanaugh while serving as Clinton’s personal lawyer during the Paula Jones case. At the time, Kavanaugh was working for the Office of Independent Counsel under Ken Starr, who was investing Clinton.

“That hardly seems like the winning recipe for a close friendship. Much like politics, litigation often brings out people’s worst tribal instincts, and the temptation to view your opponent as a villain can be especially overwhelming when the stakes are high,” Bennett wrote.

“Despite being on opposite sides of the Starr investigation, however, Brett and I managed to avoid falling prey to that trap. Credit goes in large part to Brett, who, as far back as I can remember, has had an innate sense of fairness and civility that has governed his relationships with allies and adversaries equally,” Bennett wrote.

“Brett’s integrity quickly won me over, and we became close friends despite our differences (and the differences between the Presidents we served),” Bennett wrote. “After getting to know him well over many years, I have learned that his outstanding reputation from the Starr years onwards is, if anything, understated: Brett is an all-star in both his professional and his personal life.”

“As a Washington attorney, I can attest to the high esteem in which the bar holds Brett. Lawyers love arguing before him because they know he will approach every case with an open mind,” Bennett continued. “To him, it does not matter whether you are bringing a ‘conservative’ case or a ‘liberal’ case; what matters is whether you can support your case with regular contentions grounded in the law.”

Bennett then called Kavanaugh “the most qualified person any Republican President could possibly have nominated” and “a great jurist”.

“I hope that the Senate can follow Brett’s example, put aside politics, and confirm such a qualified nominee to the Supreme Court,” he concluded.

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