Trump Judicial Nominee Breaks Down in Tears at Judiciary Committee Hearing Over ABA Smears

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Republican senators are recommending that the White House counsel’s office no longer make judicial nominees available to the American Bar Association for evaluation after the group viciously smeared a Trump nominee in a clearly political letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday,  Judge Lawrence VanDyke broke down in tears trying to defend himself against the scurrilous allegations in the letter.

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave VanDyke, President Trump’s nominee to the Ninth Circuit, a rating of “Not Qualified,” despite his vast experience as an American lawyer and former Solicitor General of both Nevada and Montana.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.