Judge James “Jeb” Boasberg was brought in becoming the new chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington this week, which has allowed the Justice Department’s special counsel inquiry against Donald Trump to take an unexpected turn. His 7-year term will be centered on the federal investigation into the events of January 6, 2021, however, his former roommate is the one who is making news about his new appointment.
It appears that Boasberg shared a room with Brett Kavanaugh, a justice on the Supreme Court who was appointed by Donald Trump, while they were both students at Yale Law School. Outside their initial professional careers, the 2 men have remained close and travel annually with several Yale students and alumni. The New York Times even mentioned the relationship in an article published in 2018 before Kavanaugh’s approval, indicating that it is pretty well recognized in Washington, D.C., circles.
At Yale, when his class was packed with academic geniuses and might produce numerous federal judges, Mr. Kavanaugh’s abilities “could not always stand out,” the article said. “One of those, James E. Boasberg, nowadays a United States District Court judge in Washington, was a citizen of the house and is still there today. President Barack Obama chose him.