"A story in the Washington Post that I was close to "rescinding" the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS", Trump wrote on Twitter. "The unnamed sources don't exist!"
Indeed, Trump is said to have exploded over the apparent criticism from Gorsuch-prompting fears the Supreme Court Justice's confirmation would collapse.
President Trump had reportedly been unhappy that Gorsuch hadn't been appreciative enough of the nomination, and was anxious after Gorsuch appeared to be critical of some of Trump's statements regarding federal courts. Richard Blumenthal that Trump's attacks on the federal judiciary were "disheartening" and "demoralizing," Trump reportedly had an outburst expressing concerns that Gorsuch was insufficiently grateful for the appointment and would not be "loyal". Though Gorsuch wrote a handwritten letter dated March 2 thanking Trump for the nomination, Trump did not see it until eight days later, The Post reported.
The White House pushed back against The Post'sreport.
Consequently, Trump was "tempted to pull Gorsuch's nomination", saying plenty of other judges would want the job.
As a Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has already swayed the Court further to the right, in rulings, in cases accepted, and in cases denied. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice [Scalia], and mention me".
White House head of legislative affairs Marc Short admitted that the delay caused the president's frustration.
Even some of the president's conservative detractors, so-called "Never Trumpers", lauded him for nominating Gorsuch to sit on the highest court in the land.
Among those whose lack of loyalty have reportedly frustrated Trump, in addition to Gorsuch, are former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.
McConnell made good on his promise to ensure the rest of the process went smoothly, and the Senate confirmed Gorsuch by a vote of 54-45 on April 7. "You never know with these guys".
Congratulations to the growing family! News about Iglesias and Kournikova becoming new parents came as a shock to many . After 16 years of dating, Enrique Iglesias , 42, and Anna Kournikova , 36, welcomed twins on December 16.
The accident took place when the train entered a curve as it travelled at 170kph, twice the permitted speed. At the time, analysts said positive train control technology could have prevented the accident.
North Korea has conducted more than 20 ballistic missile tests during 2017 and its most powerful nuclear explosion to date. The two also discussed the nuclear crisis in North Korea, according to official statements from both governments.
TyLon Pittman likes Christmas a lot, but the 5-year-old boy was scared there was a Grinch out there who truly did not. In another post, the boy shows the video evidence of the Grinch stealing the presents to the officer.
In other words, this investment team needs a legitimate billionaire to be involved before it can be taken seriously. In May, his estranged wife arranged for the Sterling Family Trust to sell the team for $2 billion .
The loss pretty much takes Green Bay out of the playoff picture, something they haven't experienced since the 2008-09 season. After Panthers safety Colin Jones picked off Aaron Rodgers , Davis blasted Adams with a blindside helmet-to-helmet block.
The Knicks have been one of the season's early surprises at 15-13, and they sit in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Carmelo Anthony likely will get booed, and booed a lot, in his return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
McCain has returned home to Arizona after treatment, office says
A statement from his office late Sunday said he would undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. No Democrats or independents support the legislation, although it is expected to comfortably pass the House of Representatives.
Kaspersky Lab files lawsuit against Trump administration
Kaspersky Labs has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for banning use of thier software without due process. DHS officials said they anxious it could allow Russian intelligence to access sensitive information on computers.
Bengals coach Lewis plans to leave after season
Bank Stadium crowd reached full volume, Case Keenum watched on the sideline with a wide smile, exhorting fans to get even louder. The Vikings have averaged 132.2 rushing yards per game and allowed an average of 60.7 rushing yards per game this season.
Six children dead in French train-bus crash
Four children are dead and may others injured after a train and a school bus collided in southwestern France. Images of the accident site show that the bus was completely sheared into two by the impact.