White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah did not deny that the administration struck a deal with former Justice Anthony Kennedy surrounding his retirement.
Shah failed to deny that there was collusion between the president and former Justice Anthony Kennedy on an interview with CNN Tuesday morning.
He was asked whether or not Kennedy was given “assurances” that if he retired, his former pupil, Kavanaugh, would be nominated as his replacement, and refused to deny it outright.
Instead, Shah said things like, “I”m not going to read out private conversations that Justice Kennedy had with either members of the White House or the president.”
He also said Kennedy could speak for himself.
But he didn’t deny that there was collusion.
This news comes only a week or so after it was revealed that Justice Kennedy’s son, Justin Kennedy, facilitated a $1 billion loan for one of the president’s real estate projects during his time at Deutsche Bank.
The younger Kennedy made the deal at a time when virtually no other banks would work with the president due to his extensive record of bankruptcy and lawsuits.
We also know that Ivanka Trump and her daughter, Arabella Kushner, were both invited to a Supreme Court hearing as special guests of the elder Kennedy.
It is becoming increasingly clear that an inappropriate relationship exists between the president’s family and the Kennedy family that now stands to affect the entirety of the U.S. legal system.
Iron Triangle Press will continue to follow this story.
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