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Trump Judicial Nominee Can’t Answer Basic Questions About The Law In Disastrous Hearing

Matthew Spencer Pterse: another idiot nominee for Federal judge

One of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a lifetime seat on a U.S. district court struggled to answer basic questions about law during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) asked a panel of Trump’s judicial nominees to indicate if they had never tried a case to verdict in a courtroom.Matthew Spencer Petersen, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, raised his hand. Kennedy proceeded to press him on legal matters.

TVNL Comment: You won't believe what happened next!




Trump daily intel updates structured to avoid upsetting him: report

Trump not fit to be presidentPresident Trump's daily intelligence updates are reportedly set up oftentimes in an effort not to displease him.

The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials would not say whether recent information on Russia had been included in the president's daily briefing.

A former senior intelligence official familiar with the matter said intelligence about Russia that could upset Trump is sometimes just included in the written assessment. The order in which the information is presented could also be altered to try not to upset Trump, according to the Post.


Controversial Cincinnati nominee asks Trump to withdraw his bid for EPA post

Michael Dourson withdraws name from EPA post

Michael Dourson, President Trump's nominee to lead U.S. EPA's chemicals program, has withdrawn from consideration amid bipartisan concerns about his background.

"My staunch objections to Dr. Dourson's nomination were never a matter of partisanship," Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a statement.

"I sincerely believe he is the wrong person to hold this important position," said Carper, "and it's become clear that, even with a Republican majority in the Senate, he could not be confirmed."


CIA Captured Putin’s ‘Specific Instructions’ to Hack the 2016 Election

Putin ordered hacking of election in USTwo weeks before his inauguration, Donald Trump was told in a top-secret briefing that the CIA had “extraordinary” intelligence proving Russian president Vladimir Putin gave “specific instructions” on how Russia would hack the United States 2016 presidential election, according to an explosive new investigative report by the Washington Post published on Thursday.

But despite hearing first-hand that the CIA had “captured” Putin’s orders, Trump never ordered an investigation into the Russian meddling and as late as November of this year, after a face-to-face meeting with Putin, said Putin told him that Russia “didn’t meddle” in the election, “and I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it,” Trump said last month. “I think he is very insulted by it.”


The Latest: FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

Net neutrality deregulated

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday.

The FCC's new rules could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet. The agency got rid of rules that barred companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from playing favorites with internet apps and sites.


Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom?

Trump not fit to clean toiletsWith his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday dismissed the president's smear as a misunderstanding because he used similar language about men. Of course, words used about men and women are different. When candidate Trump said a journalist was bleeding from her "wherever," he didn't mean her nose.


Monmouth poll: Trump approval rating hits record-low 32 percent

Trump approval at 32President Trump's job approval rating has sunk to a record-low 32 percent in the latest Monmouth University poll released Wednesday.

It's the approval rating for Trump in the Monmouth poll since he took office in January.

Thirty-two percent of respondents approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and 56 percent disapprove.


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