Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, wrote in 2009 in the Minnesota Law Review that serving presidents should be exempt from all criminal and civil investigations — because they’re so busy serving the nation. He wrote:
“I believe it is vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible. The country wants the President to be ‘one of us’ who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share. But I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office.
“Congress might consider a law exempting a President — while in office — from criminal prosecution and investigation, including from questioning by criminal prosecutors or defense counsel … Even the lesser burdens of a criminal investigation — including preparing for questioning by criminal investigators — are time-consuming and distracting. Like civil suits, criminal investigations take the President’s focus away from his or her responsibilities to the people. And a President who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is almost inevitably going to do a worse job as President.”
In light of the current Russia meddling probe, many conservatives are probably extra happy Trump picked KaKavanaugh.