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    Trump judicial nominee failed to disclose marriage to WH lawyer



    WASHINGTON — One of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees did not disclose on publicly available congressional documents that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office.

    The nominee, Brett J. Talley, is awaiting a Senate confirmation vote that could come as early as Monday to become a federal district judge in Alabama. He is married to Ann Donaldson, the chief of staff to the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II.

    Mr. Talley was asked on his publicly released Senate questionnaire to identify family members and others who are “likely to present potential conflicts of interest.” He did not mention his wife...

    More at the link...



    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/tru...eller-witness/
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    And what's new? This administration is about as corrupt as it gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    And what's new? This administration is about as corrupt as it gets.
    I'm just trying to understand the thought process this guy had, I mean, did he really think not listing his spouse on the questionnaire that it would magically erase his wife working in the WH?
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    Maybe he thought that it would not cause a conflict? That was the question, “likely to present potential conflicts of interest.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannons Front View Post
    Maybe he thought that it would not cause a conflict? That was the question, “likely to present potential conflicts of interest.”
    Having a spouse that works in the WH as a chief of staff to WH counsel doesn't appear to be a potential conflict of interest? Especially one that already was a witness for Muller's investigation?
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    Trump's sister is a judge on the 3rd Circuit court of Appeals still so far as I know. Doesn't necessarily create a conflict of interest.

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    Seems like a silly thing to omit when you know it is going to come out one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    Trump's sister is a judge on the 3rd Circuit court of Appeals still so far as I know. Doesn't necessarily create a conflict of interest.
    Is she also a member of the Trump administration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    Is she also a member of the Trump administration?
    No, she is a judge, just like this guy would be.
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    What's the conflict?

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