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McConnell thinks Garland as FBI director ‘fantastic idea’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is behind the idea of Judge Merrick Garland, whose Supreme Court nomination McConnell squashed, becoming the next FBI director, a former adviser to the Kentucky senator said Sunday. “I think the senate majority leader thinks that’s a fantastic idea,” former adviser Josh Holmes, who now runs the strategy firm Cavalry

Mike Lee: Merrick Garland for FBI head

Republican Sen. Mike Lee believes the man blocked from becoming a Supreme Court justice should get a crack at becoming America’s top cop. Lee on Thursday tweeted his unexpected pick to be the next FBI director: Judge Merrick Garland. “Instead of a special prosecutor, @realDonaldTrump should nominate Merrick Garland to replace James Comey,” Lee wrote.

Gorsuch vows independence at confirmation hearing, says won’t be ‘rubber stamp’

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, peppered with questions for hours from senators trying to pry loose his views on a host of hot-button cases, responded Tuesday with a consistent answer: His job is to follow the law, and set aside his personal beliefs. Like past nominees in confirmation hearings dating back decades, President Trump’s pick

A Supreme Court Pick in the Mold of Scalia

Edmund Kozak, As Trump zeroes in on SCOTUS decision, federal judge Steven Colloton emerges as a natural fit. Judge Andrew Napolitano visited Trump Tower this week to advise Trump on the process of choosing a Supreme Court pick. “He was interested in a broad range of ideas and attitudes about the type of person who would

Judging Trump: Supreme Court choice on president-elect’s immediate agenda

Voters chose Donald Trump, but now he hopes to return the favor with a looming far-reaching decision that could impact the lives of Americans on a range of hot-button issues for another generation. No longer a question of if, but whom and when, the next member of the U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly be

Pat Buchanan: Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?

“Her mind is shot.” That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president. It all began with an interview last week when the justice was asked for her thoughts on a Trump presidency. Ginsburg went on a tear. “I can’t