Trump judicial advisor warns two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell

Hannah Rogers
July 9, 2018

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee that holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that Trump has "outsourced" his decision to the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. Other finalists are said to be appeals court judges Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman.

Leo said that it was impossible to predict the positions of any of the leading candidates for the seat on abortion.

While final nominees will be known only when Mr. Trump makes the announcement, this would be for the second time that Mr. Thapar was not able to make the final cut after being interviewed by Mr. Trump. Mr Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016.

Kavanaugh is said to have the inside track within the White House, including the support of White House Counsel Don McGahn, who's supervising the search. The US President, according to the White House, has interviewed seven candidates from his master list of 25 judges.

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Trump has teased details of his process in recent days, saying Thursday that he was down to four people and "of the four people, I have it down to three or two". I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.

"I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two".

The son of Indian-American immigrants, Thapar is the Nation's first Article III judge of South Asian descent. Those are very terrific people. On Sunday there was no indication that he had yet made his decision, as speculation continued to swirl around the appointment. We'll announce it on Monday. "And I believe this person will do a great job".

Trump had discussed the nomination with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, New Jersey yesterday.

Breitbart News has learned that, in private conversations with left-leaning reporters, McConnell is pushing the notion that Judge Raymond Kethledge will be unlikely to raise the ire of his Senate colleagues, potentially sparing him a confirmation battle in an election year.

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