Former Solicitor General Kenneth Starr said Saturday that Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to succeed Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, is very deserving of being confirmed.

Starr said on "Cavuto Live" that he had recruited Kavanaugh when the nominee was a young lawyer.

He said that Kavanaugh extremely sought after and that after "lightning struck," Kavanaugh went to work at Starr's firm, Kirkland & Ellis.


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Starr also noted the praise Kavanaugh has received from liberal law professors.

"They see that Brett Kavanaugh is truly an outstanding candidate who deserves confirmation overwhelmingly."

Starr said that Kavanaugh had a "perfectly reasonable" position in his much-discussed Minnesota Law Review piece, in which Kavanaugh wrote that Starr's investigation into former President Bill Clinton was a mistake.

"He's speaking as a thoughtful observer and not as a judge. He's going to go by the law as a judge and a justice."

Kavanaugh had written that he believes it's "vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible.”

He said that criminal investigations and lawsuits should be deferred until a president is out of office.

“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,” he said. “And a President who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is almost inevitably going to do a worse job as President.”

"I think he will follow the traditions of the law," Starr said on Saturday.

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