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>>> EVERYBODY THOUGHT TODAY’S >>> EVERYBODY THOUGHT TODAY’S HEARING FOR TRUMP’S LATEST HEARING FOR TRUMP’S LATEST

REPORTEDLY WORKS ON STEPHEN MILL REPORTEDLY WORKS ON STEPHEN MILL IR’S POLICY GROUP IR’S POLICY GROUP A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THE A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THE FOCUS FOR THIS NOMINEE WOULD BE FOCUS FOR THIS NOMINEE WOULD BE ABOUT HIS LIFETIME OF WRITINGS ABOUT HIS LIFETIME OF WRITINGS ON SUBJECTS INCLUDING THE ON SUBJECTS INCLUDING THE INFERIORITY OF ISLAM AND GAYS INFERIORITY OF ISLAM AND GAYS AND WOMEN AND HOW DEMOCRACY AND WOMEN AND HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS BEST WITH, WITH, ETHNIC HA WORKS BEST WITH, WITH, ETHNIC HA MOJ NAYTY MOJ NAYTY BUT IT WENT BAD FAST ON A BUNCH BUT IT WENT BAD FAST ON A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT LEVELS

OF DIFFERENT LEVELS FIRST, THERE WERE PROTESTS IN FIRST, THERE WERE PROTESTS IN THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE HIS HEARING THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE HIS HEARING THAT RESULTED IN FIVE ARRESTS THAT RESULTED IN FIVE ARRESTS THEY WERE SO LOUD AT ONE POINT THEY WERE SO LOUD AT ONE POINT IT WAS HARD TO HEAR MENASHI’S IT WAS HARD TO HEAR MENASHI’S OPENING STATEMENT OPENING STATEMENT

SENATORS OF BOTH PARTIES SEEMED SENATORS OF BOTH PARTIES SEEMED UNHAPPY WITH THE NOMINEE FOR NOT UNHAPPY WITH THE NOMINEE FOR NOT ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS, ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS, PERIOD PERIOD >> COUNSELOR, YOU’RE A REALLY >> COUNSELOR, YOU’RE A REALLY SMART GUY SMART GUY I WISH YOU’D BE MORE I WISH YOU’D BE MORE FORTHCOMING

FORTHCOMING THIS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A THIS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A GAME GAME YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO TRY TO YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND NOT HOW YOU’RE GOING UNDERSTAND NOT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO RULE BUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO TO RULE BUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO THINK THINK

>> WELL, SENATOR, I HAD BEEN >> WELL, SENATOR, I HAD BEEN MORE FORTHCOMING IF YOU HAD A MORE FORTHCOMING IF YOU HAD A FOLLOW UP FOLLOW UP >> I’M OUT OF TIME >> I’M OUT OF TIME YOU TOOK A LOT OF IT BUT NOT YOU TOOK A LOT OF IT BUT NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS

ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS >> DID YOU WORK ON THE >> DID YOU WORK ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO END ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO END DEFER DEPORTATION FOR DEFER DEPORTATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS RECEIVING UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR LIFE THREATENING TREATMENT FOR LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES? ILLNESSES? >> SENATOR, AGAIN, CONSISTENT >> SENATOR, AGAIN, CONSISTENT WITH MY DUTIES OF WITH MY DUTIES OF CONFIDENTIALITY TO THE CLIENT, CONFIDENTIALITY TO THE CLIENT, IF THE — IF THE — >> I’M NOT ASKING FOR WHAT >> I’M NOT ASKING FOR WHAT ADVICE YOU GAVE ADVICE YOU GAVE I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO DISCLOSE I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO DISCLOSE ANY CONFIDENCE ANY CONFIDENCE

I’M ASKING IF YOU WORKED ON THE I’M ASKING IF YOU WORKED ON THE ISSUE TO DENYING DACA — ISSUE TO DENYING DACA — >> SENATOR, AGAIN, I WANT TO BE >> SENATOR, AGAIN, I WANT TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE FOR THIS HEARING — FOR THIS HEARING — >> IF I COULD, THAT’S NOT AN >> IF I COULD, THAT’S NOT AN UNFAIR QUESTION UNFAIR QUESTION THAT YOU WORK ON THE SUBJECT THAT YOU WORK ON THE SUBJECT MATTER? MATTER? >> SENATOR, I WORKED ON >> SENATOR, I WORKED ON IMMIGRATION — IMMIGRATION — >> NO

>> NO A SPECIFIC QUESTION A SPECIFIC QUESTION DID YOU GIVE LEGAL ADVICE ON THE DID YOU GIVE LEGAL ADVICE ON THE SUBJECT MATTER? SUBJECT MATTER? >> UM >> UM

>> UM >> UM IS THERE A LIFELINE PROVISION IS THERE A LIFELINE PROVISION HERE? HERE? IS THERE A THING WHEN I CAN CALL IS THERE A THING WHEN I CAN CALL A PERSON? A PERSON? >>> YOU CAN SEE THERE THAT WHILE >>> YOU CAN SEE THERE THAT WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JUDICIAL PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JUDICIAL NOMINEE CAME PREPARED TO DEFLECT NOMINEE CAME PREPARED TO DEFLECT QUESTIONS FROM DEMOCRATIC QUESTIONS FROM DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, HE REALLY DOESN’T KNOW SENATORS, HE REALLY DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE REPUBLICAN WHAT TO DO WHEN THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING THE REASON CHAIRMAN INCLUDING THE REASON CHAIRMAN STARTS AGREEING WITH THEM STARTS AGREEING WITH THEM VERY OCCASIONALLY DONALD TRUMP VERY OCCASIONALLY DONALD TRUMP AND MITCH McCONNELL IN THEIR MAD AND MITCH McCONNELL IN THEIR MAD DASH TO PACK THE FEDERAL COURTS DASH TO PACK THE FEDERAL COURTS WITH AS MANY RIGHT WING IE DEE WITH AS MANY RIGHT WING IE DEE LOGS AS POSSIBLE, THEY PUT LOGS AS POSSIBLE, THEY PUT SOMEONE UNFIT AND NUTTY FOR EVEN SOMEONE UNFIT AND NUTTY FOR EVEN THIS REPUBLICAN SENATE TO THIS REPUBLICAN SENATE TO CONFIRM THAT PERSON

CONFIRM THAT PERSON THERE HAD BEEN A HAND FULL OF THERE HAD BEEN A HAND FULL OF TRUMP JUDICIAL PICKS THAT HAVE TRUMP JUDICIAL PICKS THAT HAVE HAD TO WITHDRAW BECAUSE THEY HAD TO WITHDRAW BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T GET ENOUGH VOTES FROM COULDN’T GET ENOUGH VOTES FROM THE REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE THE REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO OUT THERE THIS IS STEVEN MENASHI THIS IS STEVEN MENASHI

HE IS ON THE SECOND CIRCUIT HE IS ON THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS COURT OF APPEALS WATCHING TODAY’S HEARING, I

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