Posted by: maboulette | July 10, 2018

BOMBSHELL: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Agreed To Retire If Trump Promised To Replace Him With Brett Kavanaugh


A source who was told of the discussions said Kennedy felt comfortable retiring after the Trump team assured him Kavanaugh would be the pick.

 By Travis Gettys / Raw Story   July 10, 2018, 3:00 AM GMT

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The Trump administration has been negotiating Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement for months, according to a new report.

Kennedy agreed to retire at the end of the term that concluded last month once he received assurances that President Donald Trump would replace him with a former law clerk, reported NBC News.

On Monday, the president held up his end of the bargain by nominating Brett Kavanaugh, the conservative former Kennedy clerk.

SOURCE FAMILIAR TELLS NBC

Source familiar tells NBC that Justice Kennedy had been in negotiations with the Trump team for months over Kennedy’s replacement. Once Kennedy received assurances that it would be Kavanaugh (his former law clerk) Kennedy felt comfortable retiring – @LACaldwellDC & @frankthorp

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) July 10, 2018

ANOTHER SOURCE

A source who was told of the discussions said Kennedy felt comfortable retiring after the Trump team assured him Kavanaugh would be the pick, and the other four names added to the president’s list of Federalist Society-approved judges in November were merely cover.

To be clear: This is from one source and dont have any info on whether potus talked to kennedy about a possible replacement.

— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) July 10, 2018

 

 

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