the north face waterproof jacket Attorney Nominee John Durham Clears Senate Panel
Career prosecutor John H. Senate’s judiciary committee on a day when Democrats spent hours excoriating other lawyers President Donald Trump has nominated for legal and judicial positions.
The committee sent Durham’s nomination to the full Senate on a rare voice vote during a meeting at which most of the other 22 nominees squeaked through the Republican controlled committee on partisan votes. Carl Tobias, a long time judiciary watcher on the faculty of the University of Richmond law school, predicted that Durham will fly through the Senate, perhaps as early as next month. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D Conn., interrupted a torrent of partisan criticism of Trump and his nominees when he singled out Durham for rare praise, calling him a tough,
fair prosecutor who has had great success against drug gangs, organized crime and career criminals.
“He knows what it is like to try some of the toughest cases against career criminals,” Blumenthal said. “He is exactly the type of person we should have in that role.”
Then Blumenthal, a sharp Trump critic, turned quickly to criticism of the nominee to be Durham’s boss as head of the justice department’s criminal division. In contrast to Durham, Blumenthal said that Brian A. power law firm Kirkland Ellis, has no trial experience and and that it would be a “travesty” to allow Benczkowski to supervise line prosecutors.
The committee ultimately approved Benczkowski and other controversial Trump nominees on 11 10 voice votes and sent the names to the full Senate for approval.