Feinstein accuses Trump judge pick of not disclosing conflicts
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.