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>> He misrepresented that just like he misrepresented Judge Gorsuch>> President Trump on Thursday, disputing accounts that his Supreme Court pick told Senator Richard Blumenthal that Trump's continued attacks on the judiciary were quote, demoralizing and disheartening.>> His comments were misrepresented. And what you should do is ask Senator Blumenthal about his Vietnam record that didn't exist after years of saying it did.
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>> Trump reviving a years old controversy over the senator's military service to question his credibility. But Blumenthal's account of the comments have been backed by a spokesman for Neil Gorsuch. And several other senators from both sides of the aisle have come forward to corroborate that yes, Gorsuch is not happy with Trump's recent public feud with the courts.
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Senator Ben Sasse telling MSNBC that Gorsuch told him an attack on one judge is an attack on them all. But Reuters' Supreme Court correspondent Lawrence Hurley says the nominee's comments could actually boost support for his senate confirmation.>> In a way, it could help him cuz it helps him to distance himself from the president and present himself as someone who'll be an independent judge if he's on the Supreme Court.
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Someone who'll be willing to look at every government action neutrally, and potentially rule against the president, if he finds that he's violated the law.>> Trump initially lashed out at a federal judge from Seattle who temporarily blocked his executive order to suspend entry of travelers from seven mainly Muslim countries.
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The President has since called the Federal Appeals Court hearing on his travel ban, quote, disgraceful, and said the judges involved were incapable of grasping what he was trying to do.>> If you were a good student in high school or a bad student in high school you can understand this.
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>> The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is expected to rule as soon possible, on whether a lower court judge acted properly in putting the president's controversial order on hold.