Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he'd have no trouble exercising judicial independence. "I make a decision based on the facts of the law," stated Gorsuch.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Cort nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch whether Roe v. Wade was "decided correctly." During his reply, Gorsuch said, “Roe v. Wade is a precedent of the Supreme Court...It was reaffirmed in Casey ... and in several other cases.”
During Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked him whether or not he thought Roe v. Wade amounted to a “superprecedent,” a relatively new judicial theory that says some rulings are so deeply embedded in the law they should be especially hard to overturn.
Judge Neil Gorsuch gave his opening statement on Monday, the first day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "If I am confirmed, I will do all my powers permit, to be a faithful servant to the constitution and laws of this great nation," Gorsuch said.
The Justice Department and FBI do not have any information supporting President Trump's tweets alleging that President Obama ordered him to be wiretapped, said FBI Director James Comey during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday.
FBI Director James Comey confirmed to the House Intelligence Committee that his agency is investigating possible links between the Russia government and Donald Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
President Trump addressed his wiretapping claim during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday at the White House. Trump brought up Merkel's experience with U.S. wiretapping when he was questioned about his own allegations. In 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency had tapped Merkel’s phone.