Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

Today, Graham said all of the possible Supreme Court Justice picks on President Trump's list are "outstanding" and each one is a "winning lottery ticket" for Republicans.

Trump will announce his nominee for the seat in a characteristic display of political braggadocio on primetime TV on Monday night.

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records. Kavanaugh and Kethledge are both former clerks for Kennedy, while Coney Barret is a University of Notre Dame Law School professor.

While final nominees will be known only when Trump makes the announcement, this would be for the second time that Thapar might not be able to make the final cut after being interviewed by Trump.

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records. "We've been talking about this for 36 years, going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O'Connor", he said.

Leonard Leo said two names on the president's short list to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy - Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman - had less-established conservative records, making it harder to line up support should they be selected.

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Judge Raymond Kethledge of MI, who serves on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is seen in this 2017 photo released by Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.in New York, New York, U.S., July 6, 2018.

"I think we can confirm any of the four names being mentioned", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press". "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said, according to ABC News. I've argued cases before the Supreme Court for them.

Asked about the details of the selection process, Trump said he had it down to four people.

"It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said.

Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion organization Naral, told Fox News Sunday that Trump had changed the rules of the game.

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