Trump Judicial Pick Made 'Glaring Omission'

By Rob Quinn

November 14, 2017

U.S. Justice Department Seal

One of President Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship is taking flak from Democrats for failing to mention a potential conflict of interest—the fact that his wife, Ann Donaldson, is one of Trump's senior White House lawyers. 

Brett Talley failed to mention in the Senate questionnaire for judicial nominees that his wife is chief of staff to the White House Counsel Donald McGahn, who has been helping Trump fill judicial positions, the New York Times reports. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says Talley made a "glaring omission" by failing to mention his wife's position and the fact that she has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, the AP reports.

Read the full story on

More From Newser

Chat About Trump Judicial Pick Made 'Glaring Omission'