Trump Appointments  (Page 1)

Trump Will Nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:12am 12/7/2018 at 10:12am
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President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to take over as UN Ambassador to replace Nikki Haley. From The Washington Examiner:

“Heather Nauert will be nominated [for U.S. ambassador]. She’s done work with Nikki Haley to replace Nikki at the United Nations. She will be ambassador to the United...

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Trump Will Nominate Former Attorney General William Barr for Same Position

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:00am 12/7/2018 at 10:00am
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William Barr served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush and he may have an opportunity to return to his old job.

President Donald Trump announced this morning that he will nominate Barr for attorney general to replace Jeff Sessions.

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DOJ Rules Matthew Whitaker Can Serve as Attorney General

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:30pm 11/14/2018 at 1:30pm
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The Department of Justice has ruled that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker can serve in the position.

Whitaker came under criticism after President Donald Trump appointed him when Jeff Sessions stepped down. Whitaker served as Sessions’ chief of staff.

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Trump to nominate Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on D.C. Circuit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:00pm 11/13/2018 at 9:00pm
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At a White House celebration of the Indian holiday Diwali, Trump indicated that the next day he would be nominating Neomi Rao to fill the seat vacated by Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals:

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Senate Judiciary Final Report: “no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 9:30am 11/4/2018 at 9:30am

The Senate Judiciary Committee has released its Final Report (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post) detailing the extensive investigation conducted into allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation proceedings.

The report completely clears Kavanaugh. Here is a portion of the Summary (emphasis added):

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Senate Judiciary Committee holds nominee hearings during recess, and Dems are pissed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/29/2018 at 7:00pm
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You may recall that just after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats agreed to confirm 15 federal judicial nominees in exchange for Mitch McConnell putting the Senate in recess so that vulnerable Senate Dems could return home to campaign.

#TheResistance was upset. While they can’t stop nominees, they demand resistance for resistance sake. But...

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Ed Whelan theory of Christine Ford’s mistaken identification of Kavanaugh ultimately prevailed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/20/2018 at 9:00pm
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Now that Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, it’s worth taking a look back at what changed the course of the fight.

Democrats had thrown everything they had at Kavanaugh, including a misleadingly edited video circulated by Sen. Kamala Harris and false accusations of perjury circulated by many Democrats. None of...

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Trump Considering Richard Grenell to Replace Haley at the UN

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:00am 10/19/2018 at 11:00am
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When UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced her resignation, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s name popped up.

President Donald Trump shot down the suggestion, but it seems his top advisors kept pushing the idea and now Trump may very well replace Haley with Grenell.

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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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After attacks on Kavanaugh backfired, Democrats dropped Christine Ford like a hot potato

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:40pm 10/13/2018 at 9:40pm

It seems like a year ago, but it was only a week ago today that the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Christine Blasey Ford, the main and only potentially credible accuser, was all over the news and the focus of Democrat attention for the month before the confirmation. Now...

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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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