Trump Appointments  (Page 1)

Mitch McConnell: Keep sending nominees and “we’ll keep confirming ’em and change the court system forever”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/14/2018 at 12:00pm
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been on a roll. Together Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, McConnell has sheparded through Democrat obstruction a total as of today of 84 Trump judicial nominees, including 15 last week in addition to Brett Kavanaugh.

Included in that group are two Supreme Court justices, Gorsuch and...

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Mitch McConnell rams through 15 more federal judges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30pm 10/11/2018 at 7:30pm

Fresh off his victory in confirming Brett Kavanaugh, Mitch McConnell forced stalling Democrats to agree to 15 more federal judicial confirmations in exchange for putting the Senate in recess so vulnerable Democrats could return home to campaign.

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Justice Kavanaugh Sworn In At White House

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:03pm 10/8/2018 at 7:03pm
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Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in at the White House today, by Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Kavanaugh replaces on the Court and for whom Kavanaugh clerked.

Also in attendance were the other members of the Supreme Court.

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McConnell opens up possibility Senate would confirm Trump SCOTUS nominee in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:50am 10/7/2018 at 9:50am
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Mitch McConnell dropped a political nuclear bomb on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

In discussing Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominees, McConnell discussed how he did not allow Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to go forward. He contrasted the Republican position with Democrats’ attacks on Brett Kavanaugh by pointing out that...

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Senate CONFIRMS Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:45pm 10/6/2018 at 2:45pm
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Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, 50-48. He has been sworn in, with a ceremonial swearing in likely Monday. He will take the bench Tuesday.

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Sen. Susan Collins is a YES on Kavanaugh

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:45pm 10/5/2018 at 2:45pm
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Senate Invokes Cloture, Sets Up Final Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote for Saturday

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:21am 10/5/2018 at 11:21am
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The Senate voted 51-49 to invoke cloture, which limits the debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to 30 hours. This sets up a final confirmation vote on Saturday afternoon.

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted no while West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin voted yes. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and...

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Senate Votes 51-49 to Invoke Cloture

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:00am 10/5/2018 at 9:00am
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The Senate has voted to invoke cloture, 51-49, which will limit the debate on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to 30 hours.

This sets up a confirmation vote for Saturday afternoon.

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: FBI reportedly could not confirm sexual misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:00am 10/4/2018 at 9:00am

The FBI handed over its report on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A source familiar with the report said that “it shows no evidence corroborating the allegations of sexual assault or misconduct against the nominee.” The FBI also interviewed nine people and received a sworn statement...

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Swetnick’s Ex-Boyfriend Claims She Threatened His Family, Never Spoke of Kavanaugh

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:00am 10/2/2018 at 11:00am

Richard Vinneccy, the ex-boyfriend of Julie Swetnick, a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, told Laura Ingraham last night that she threatened his family and never spoke of any incidents involving Kavanaugh. He also said:

He added that while he was not aware of Swetnick’s...

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Julie Swetnick’s rape train claims against Kavanaugh crash and burn in NBC Interview

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:20pm 10/1/2018 at 9:20pm
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Julie Swetnick, Michael Avenatti’s client, has the most incredible of all the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh — that he participated in organizing and running rape train parties in which girls were given spiked drinks then gang raped.

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Here Come The False Claims Kavanaugh Lied About Drinking

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 1, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/1/2018 at 12:00pm

The drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will continue for at least another week due to an investigation into the sexual assault claims against him.

But it also means that every aspect of his life will now fall under the microscope, even if it has nothing to do with the...

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Conclusion: “The activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:30am 10/1/2018 at 8:30am

The examination of Christine Blasey Ford by Arizona Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell failed as a television event, but revealed many important details, casting serious doubt on Ford’s claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the summer of 1982.

Mitchell has now produced a detailed analysis, and it...

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Trump calls on FBI to find out who leaked Christine Ford’s letter: “Was it Sen. Feinstein?”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6:55pm 9/29/2018 at 6:55pm

Someone leaked Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to Dianne Feinstein to the media, setting off the current firestorm surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusation of assault set forth in the letter, and vigorously defended himself at the hearings. Each of the people Ford has identified as being present during the...

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Kavanaugh Post-Hearing Assessment: Home run, call the vote

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:12pm 9/27/2018 at 7:12pm

Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony is over. I assessed Christine Ford’s testimony earlier, Mid-Hearing Assessment: Christine Blasey Ford believes an untruth.

I heard Kavanaugh’s opening statement, but missed over half of his question and answer because of another commitment. So I’ve been catching up via Twitter, highlights and reports. I think I have a good...

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Christine Blasey Ford believes an untruth

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:12pm 9/27/2018 at 2:12pm

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony is completed. Brett Kavanaugh comes later.

Here are some quick takes (in no particular order):

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Ford Testifies, Says ‘100%’ Certain Kavanaugh Assaulted Her

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:00am 9/27/2018 at 9:00am

At 10:00AM ET, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault back in high school.

I will update this thread as it goes. You can follow along and watch a livestream.

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