PATRICK LEAHY

New England Senators Press FBI Nominee

Jul 12, 2017
Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy questions Christopher Wray, nominee to lead the FBI, during a committee hearing on July 12, 2017.
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President Trump's nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, faced questions Wednesday on Capitol Hill. In light of the ongoing investigation into Russian influences on the 2016 election, senators on the Judiciary Committee pressed hard on prosecutorial independence.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont questions Neil Gorsuch during a Supreme Court confirmation hearing on March 21, 2017.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings this week for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

On Tuesday, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy pressed the Trump nominee on the president's attempts to ban residents of certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

"A Republican congressman recently said [that] the best thing the president can do for his Muslim ban is to make sure he has Gorsuch on the Supreme Court before appeals get to that point," Leahy said.