Sen. Cory Booker Trump Picked Kavanaugh To Cover Him in Mueller Probe

7/10/2018 10:48 AM PDT

Sen. Cory Booker Says Kavanaugh Could Protect President Trump from Mueller

EXCLUSIVE

Sen. Cory Booker says President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is nothing more than an insurance policy ... in case Robert Mueller comes knocking.

We got the NJ Senator Tuesday outside the Supreme Court building, and he unloaded on the President's SCOTUS pick ... saying the Trump stands to benefit most. Booker points out Mueller is waging a legal battle to get permission to interview POTUS for his investigation into whether Russia meddled with the election.

The Senator thinks that's where Kavanaugh could end up being Trump's ace in the hole ... because Mueller's legal war could end up in front of the Supreme Court. 

We also asked NY Sen. Chuck Schumer if women should be worried about Kavanaugh's nomination. Okay, we admit it ... that was a lobbed-up softball for Schumer. Not shockingly, the short version of his answer is ... hell yeah.