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How the Kavanaugh fiasco may change vetting forever

The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh could force presidents to shy away from men with a history of heavy drinking or frat-house style antics. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Kavanaugh Confirmation Potential nominees — especially [...]
Trump nominees lose patience with lengthy vetting process
Candidates for top Trump administration jobs are increasingly frustrated by the high cost and huge time commitment required to meet the government’s ethics and conflict-of-interest rules, complicating White House efforts to fill hundreds [...]
U.S. Secret Service denies vetting Don Jr.’s meeting after false suggestion by Trump’s lawyer
The U.S. Secret Service denied the bizarre suggestion made by Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, that the agency vetted the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer in June 2016, according to Reuters. In [...]
Australia: US vetting of Pacific island refugees nearly done
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – An Australian minister says U.S. officials are “in the final stages” of vetting up to 1,250 refugees rejected by Australia for resettlement in the United States. The refugees are among hundreds of asylum [...]

American Bar Association’s vetting of judicial nominations curtailed by Trump White House

President Trump will not ask the American Bar Association to evaluate candidates for federal judgeships prior to formally nominating them for the more than 100 existing judicial vacancies — a departure from a practice that has been previously [...]

Terror convicts came from countries targeted for extreme vetting

At least 72 convicted terrorists came from the seven countries President Trump targeted in his extreme vetting executive order, according to a new report this weekend that directly undercut part of the courts’ rulings halting the program. Seventeen [...]

Businesses, colleges fight Trump vetting to allow foreigners into U.S.

Public colleges and more than 125 American businesses, including many of the titans of the tech industry, have entered the legal battle over President Trump’s extreme vetting executive order, insisting they have inherent rights to hire foreign [...]

Protests over vetting order follow Trump to Florida

President Donald Trump arrived Friday evening at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, for his first working vacation as president — but he may not find much peace once he gets there. As many as 2,000 protesters are expected to march Saturday [...]

Trump signs “new vetting measures” to guard against terror

Pushing full-speed into international controversies, President Donald Trump on Friday ordered “new vetting measures” to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States and alternated tough talk with kind words in his diplomatic [...]

Weak vetting led to Cabinet confirmation surprises

Donald Trump Treasury nominee Steve Mnuchin failed to list $ 100 million in assets on his federal disclosure forms. | Getty Team Trump has been blindsided by potentially scandalous revelations [...]