Trump mulls Supreme Court choice from 2 or 3 candidates

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mr. Pence hasn't met with any of the other candidates, according to a White House official.

One Trump adviser said the president is unlikely to expand his list in the coming days but could follow up by phone with some of the candidates, all of whom have been asked to fill out disclosure forms dealing with their finances and conduct.

Trump's shortlist has been narrowed down to just a few candidates.

Trump says he'll choose from among the 25 candidates on the list on Monday to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. "I think they're all outstanding". "As you know, there are many presidents who never get a choice". "I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two".

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And Cohen also says this probe of Russian election interference by the special counsel Robert Mueller is not a witch hunt. In Washington, Mr Mueller has been examining Mr Cohen's role in at least two episodes involving Russian interests.

Critics say Kavanaugh's has historically gone easy on the issues of Obamacare and abortion, which may hinder his chances of gaining the seat.

Trump past year appointed conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to take a seat that the Republican-led U.S. Senate, which must confirm nominees to the high court, had prevented Democratic former President Barack Obama from filling in 2016 following the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters this week that the president had spoken with at least eight potential nominees and wants to select someone who has superior intellect, "the right temperament" and will uphold the Constitution. Then a year ago, Senate Democrats filibustered Neil Gorsuch forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to change the rules and now Trump's next pick will only require 50 votes to be confirmed. "The American people since Trump became president have gone to airports to protect immigrants, they've marched for women's rights. In both cases, however, I believe he made important errors".

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The winners of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be a European nation after Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 in the second quarter-final game on Friday.

Trump, he added, is expected to announce his pick on Monday or sooner. Roberts expressed concern about the "onslaught on women's access to abortion" that could occur were a conservative justice to take Kennedy's place.

Some conservatives, though, question his bona fides, and he's controversial with Democrats because of his role investigating former President Bill Clinton as part of the Starr investigation. The Senate confirmed him in May 2006.

In two cases dealing with President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Kavanaugh went against his more conservative colleagues and rejected constitutional challenges to the health care law. On Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, reiterated that she could not vote for a nominee with a "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion.

A Trump federal appeals court pick in 2017, Barrett was grilled by Democrats about her religious background at her confirmation hearing - with Sen. "And that's exactly what happened today", she said.

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And if the votes result in a tie, Vice President Pence will hold the tie-breaking vote-and his anti-abortion stance is well-known. However, the senator later said she would be looking to precedent in her vote on Supreme Court nominees, suggesting Roe v.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his 2007 memoir that his journey to the high court included being escorted through a tunnel to a windowless office, where he was left to himself for a while and then through his interview with George H.W. Bush and into a weekend not knowing.

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