Fe­in­stein ac­cuses Trump judge pick of not dis­clos­ing con­flicts

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Alex Swoyer

The top Demo­crat on the Sen­ate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee said Mon­day one of Pres­i­dent Trump’s district court nom­i­nees failed to dis­close his wife works as one of the pres­i­dent’s lawyers, pre­sent­ing a po­ten­tial con­flict of in­ter­est.

Brett Tal­ley, Mr. Trump’s nom­i­nee for the Mid­dle District of Alabama, didn’t no­tify the Sen­ate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee dur­ing his con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing about his wife’s po­si­tion in the White House Coun­sel’s Of­fice. Rank­ing Demo­crat Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein of Cal­i­for­nia said Mr. Tal­ley must an­swer ques­tions about the “glar­ing omis­sion” be­fore the full Sen­ate takes up his con­fir­ma­tion vote.

“Nom­i­nees are re­quired to dis­close po­ten­tial con­flicts of in­ter­est,” she said.

Last week Mr. Tal­ley cleared the com­mit­tee by an 11-9 party-line vote, with Democrats op­pos­ing him be­cause the Amer­i­can Bar As­so­ci­a­tion rated him “not qual­i­fied.” They said he had too lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence.

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