Gorsuch Hugs Wife In Middle Of His Confirmation Hearing [Video]

"I could not even attempt to do this ..."

In the days to come, America will learn about Judge Neil Gorsuch the jurist.

On Monday, the American people got an insight into Neil Gorsuch, the man.

Gorsuch, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, began what are expected to be several grueling days of hearings Monday with an opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

#Gorsuch: “My dad taught me that success in life has little to do with success. Kindness, he showed me, is the great virtue.”

The 49-year-old judge spoke of his upbringing in Colorado and his parents and grandparents. He then choked up as he spoke of his wife, stopping his speech to embrace her.

“I could not even attempt to do this without Louise, my wife of over 20 years,” he said. “The sacrifices she has made and her open and giving heart that leave me in awe. I love you so much.”

He also spoke about his two daughters.

Gorsuch showed his humility as he spoke about the prospect of serving on America’s highest court.

“Sitting here I am acutely aware of my own imperfections,” he said. “But I pledge to each of you and to the American people that, if confirmed, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution.”

He then explained his view of the court’s role.

“Under our Constitution, it is for this body, the people’s representatives, to make new laws. For the executive to ensure those laws are faithfully enforced. And for neutral and independent judges to apply the law in the people’s disputes,” said Gorsuch.

Gorsuch: These days we sometimes hear judges cynically described as politicians in robes... If I thought that were true I’d hang up the robe

“These days we sometimes hear judges cynically described as politicians in robes, seeking to enforce their own politics rather than striving to apply the law impartially. If I thought that were true I’d hang up the robe. But I just don’t think that’s what a life in the law is about,” Gorsuch said.

Earlier in the hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered a shot at Democratic senators who have said, in effect, that Gorsuch will do Trump’s beckoning on the bench and that it is therefore their duty to block him.

“Some of my colleagues seem to have rediscovered an appreciation for the need to confine each branch of government to its constitutional sphere,” Grassley said. “I don’t question the sincerity of those concerns. Some of us have been alarmed by executive overreach, and the threat it poses to the separation of powers.”

Grassley praised Judge Gorsuch as a nominee “whose grasp on the separation of powers, including judicial independence, enlivens his body of work.”

To be confirmed, Gorsuch needs 60 votes. That would require eight Democrats to join the 52 Republicans in the Senate, assuming all of the Republicans support him.


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Rush Limbaugh Explains How Robert Mueller
Will Attempt To Financially Destroy President Trump

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed President Trump’s “red line” after issuing a subpoena for documents related to the Trump Organization’s business dealings with Russia.

New York Times reports:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president. […] The Trump Organization has said that it never had real estate holdings in Russia, but witnesses recently interviewed by Mr. Mueller have been asked about a possible real estate deal in Moscow. In 2015, a longtime business associate of Mr. Trump’s emailed Mr. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen at his Trump Organization account claiming he had ties to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and said that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would help Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh theorized on his program Friday that one of Mueller’s true objectives is to financially destroy President Trump.

Partial transcript via Breitbart News:

And these requests, the subpoena for documents from the Trump Organization, I ask you again, what has that to do with the campaign and with collusion and with the Russians? They’ve already been looking into Trump business in Russia with the Miss, what is it, USA, whatever his pageant is.

Do you all remember during the early days of the campaign there was news that Trump, in a tax return something like 20 years ago, took a $900 million deduction that was granted and survived an audit by the IRS? Now, I forget the details. It had to do with losses that he had incurred in that year in building things. It was around 900 or $920 million deduction. I’ll never forget when it was reported because most people will never come close to ever having that in a lifetime, and to have a guy personally write that much off?

Anyway, I think Mueller wants that $920 million back. I think Mueller wants to prove that that was a faulty deduction. I think that they want to go back, they want to get Trump’s tax returns because they want to nullify that $900 million deduction, and then they want to collect 20 years of interest and penalties and wipe Trump out.

In the meantime, President Trump’s lawyers are in the process of negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller to bring the Russia probe to an end, reports Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas of the Wall Street Journal.

Mueller’s tentacles continue to reach further and further.

CNN reported that investigators are attempting to determine whether former Blackwater chief Erik Prince misled the  House Intelligence Committee about a meeting he had in Seychelles in January of 2017.

Prince is accused of using the meeting as an opportunity to establish a secret back channel with Russia.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge spoke with one of President Trump’s personal lawyers about the new subpoena request by Special Counsel Mueller.

According to Herridge, Trump’s lawyer was unaware of the subpoena and said it may be a ‘wrap up’ subpoena or ‘clean up’ subpoena which may signal the end of the investigation.


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