Kavanaugh made the comments in 2016, before a special counsel was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the presidential election.
Two years before President Donald Trump nominated him to a seat on the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes the legal precedent that allows for independent counsels to investigate government officials for federal crimes should be overturned.
Asked at a conservative event in 2016 to name a case that he believed should be overturned, Kavanaugh named Morrison v. Olson, a Supreme Court ruling upholding a 1978 law that creates a system for independent counsels to investigate and potentially prosecute government officials for federal crimes. The law had five-year sunset provisions and was allowed to expire in 1999, according to the Congressional Research Service. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-supreme-court-pick-kavanaugh-i-d-put-final-nail-n892421