Trump Lies (Again), Tells Kavanaugh He Was “Proven Innocent”

The Washington Post: “A gleeful President Trump appeared at the ceremonial swearing-in for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on Monday at the White House, where the president offered a broad apology for the judge’s ‘suffering’ throughout his confirmation process, then said directly to Kavanaugh: ‘I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent.’

Though it is true that American jurisprudence requires that, as Trump said, the criminally accused be ‘presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty,’ Kavanaugh was not a criminal defendant. A confirmation hearing is a congressional proceeding, not an adjudication of guilt. It is not a trial, and there are no fact finders.”

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