Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh as 'barrier' to Russian Federation inquiry - Schumer

Trump legal adviser talks up Kavanaugh and Barrett for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh, 53, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is a favorite of the conservative legal establishment because of his long record on issues ranging from the separation of powers and executive privilege to abortion, immigration and gun rights.

At another point during the CNN interview, Shah was asked if Trump was familiar with an article Kavanaugh's wrote that could become relevant to SCOTUS as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign unfolds - a 2009 law review article in which Kavanaugh argued that sitting presidents are above the law.

"I think we should have the hearings; let's lay out the facts".

At the Supreme Court on Monday night, a man in a Trump mask was handing out phony three-dollar bills with a cartoon of Vladimir Putin stringing The Donald along like a marionette. Kavanaugh also benefited from a ringing endorsement from former President George W. Bush.

That insider status can help Kavanaugh win over the Washington elite and secure enough Senate votes to avoid an embarrassing loss for Trump.

Democrats are increasingly critical of Kavanaugh - in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the campaign's collusion with Russian Federation - for once penning an article saying presidents shouldn't face investigations and lawsuits, calling them "time-consuming and distracting", the Dallas Morning News reported.

"We have a president whose statements and policies are rooted in racism".

Democrats are likely to confront Kavanaugh with those words when he sits for his confirmation hearing.

McConnell said Kavanaugh was an "outstanding nomination".

"Obviously that's one of the cases that I'm sure i'll be discussing with him", Collins said.

Umtiti scores only goal in win vs
But there haven't been one or two secrets to make it work, it's been common sense. "We can be proud of what we have achieved". It was a match of high expectations, judging from both sides' run-up to the semi-finals and the quality of their players.

Vienna meet on nuclear deal supports Iran's continued oil, gas exports
Washington has since told countries they must stop buying Iranian oil from November 4 or face financial measures. The rial currency has fallen, prices have risen and the country has been hit by street protests and strikes.

Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss
Japan has played four matches in the World Cup and at the end of every match, regardless of the outcome, Japanese fans have helped clean the stadium.

"I will oppose this nominee with everything that I've got", Schumer told MSNBC, warning that a more conservative court including Kavanaugh could overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion and end protections under the Affordable Care Act healthcare law known as Obamacare.

In his dissent, he wrote that the Supreme Court had previously "held that handguns - the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic - are constitutionally protected because they have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens".

Richard Primus, the Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of MI, said absent an unexpected change in the composition of the Senate or a scandal, it's likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite any Democratic opposition.

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are vowing to fight against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling him a threat to a woman's right to choose an abortion, measures to address gun violence and protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

He reminded the audience that Kavanaugh would be only the 114th Supreme Court justice since the Constitution was ratified.

And pity poor Judge Thomas Hardiman, who just missed out on being the President's first Supreme Court pick, and was the unlucky bridesmaid again.

The director did not mention how Mr. Kavanaugh's 12 years on the US appeals court failed to draw the attention of doomsday activists until now. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heitkamp.

"The president believes that the proper consideration for a nominee to the court is not about litmus tests", Pence said.

And the President walked away from a private chat with the retiring justice convinced that Kavanaugh - who once clerked for Kennedy - was the top choice, the sources said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Touts Monday Night Prime-Time Supreme Court Reveal
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:47
On abortion, Kavanaugh voted in October to delay an abortion for a teenage immigrant who was in government custody. One of the judges on Trump's shortlist, Amy Coney Barrett , serves on the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xiaomi's Weak Debut Portends Trouble For Imminent Hong Kong Tech Listings
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:41
The first quotation was 16.6 Hong Kong dollars, against 17 for the IPO . The shares touched a low of HK$16.50 in opening deals on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harry Kane Heads List Of Reported Madrid Replacements For Ronaldo
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:01
The Portuguese laughed off Milan's attempts to lure him to Italy a few years ago, but now he has chose to chance his arm in Serie A .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:08
Players who pick up just two yellow cards between the group stage and the quarter-finals are given an automatic one-game suspension.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top I'll be fit to face Croatia, says Jordan Henderson
Jul 09, 2018 - 11:01
England will now face Sweden in the Quarter Final game this Saturday from 3PM on BBC One . That's what makes the difference in big matches.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal And Tottenham Linked With Big Money Move For Barcelona Midfield Star
Jul 09, 2018 - 10:35
The Gunners have shown interested in the midfielder who helped Uruaguay reach the World Cup quarter -finals. The 22-year-old is yet to have a summer break after featuring for Uruguay at the World Cup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.K.'s senior official in charge of Brexit resigns
Jul 09, 2018 - 10:24
Davis' resignation was also accompanied by the resignation of his deputy, Brexit minister Steve Baker, according to the Telegraph .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mastermind of deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo executed
Jul 09, 2018 - 09:59
It goes without saying that the other six members of Aum Shinrikyo will equally face the same fate in the near future. The legal proceedings had been dragged out, but recent Japanese media reports said the executions were expected.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match
Jul 07, 2018 - 05:39
Their build-up play was sloppy, with the best effort falling to Remo Freuler with a late header that was saved by Robin Olsen . Then, in the second half, Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka lined up a shot from outside the area and very almost whiffed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The three-time rise and fall of Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif — TIMELINE
Jul 07, 2018 - 05:27
Analysts believe that if they return, it might boost the chances of good showing in elections by the PML-N due to sympathy vote. Sharif was forced to relinquish his leadership position from his party, ending his active involvement in its political affairs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games
Jul 07, 2018 - 05:11
The first two World Cup 2018 quarter-finals take place on Friday as we lose two more of the eight remaining teams. But as fans wait to find out England's fate, they're already questioning details of the World Cup final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crude Prices Mixed as Trump Calls for More Action From OPEC
Jul 07, 2018 - 04:31
Last month, members of OPEC agreed to pump an additional 1 million barrels of crude daily, a move that should help contain prices. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at 77.70 dollars per barrel at 6.53 GMT, down 54 cents, or 0.7 per cent, from their last close.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Highlights of Wimbledon day three
Jul 07, 2018 - 04:10
He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday. Milos Raonic slammed 34 aces as the 2016 Wimbledon finalist won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) against Australia's John Millman .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump says Kim Jong Un 'sees different future' for North Korea
Jul 07, 2018 - 03:27
Five US officials told NBC News that North Korea has increased its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons. Also high on the agenda is the issue of the remains of US soldiers missing from the 1950-53 Korean War.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16
Jul 07, 2018 - 02:34
Meanwhile, 13th seed Julia Goerges , Donna Vekic , Ekaterina Makarova , Camila Giorgi all progressed to the fourth round. Open runner-up meant she became the seventh casualty in the top 10 women's seeds before the middle weekend.