President Donald Trump‘s nominee for an Alabama federal court judgeship is being criticized for not disclosing in his confirmation process his wife’s role in the White House.
Brett Talley did not disclose his wife’s position as chief of staff for White House Counsel Donald McGahn on his Senate questionnaire, according to The New York Times.
“By failing to disclose that his wife is one of President Trump‘s lawyers,” Feinstein said in a statement, “Talley has betrayed his obligation to be open and transparent with the Senate and American people.”
While the 2007 Harvard Law School graduate has clerked for federal district and appellate judges, Talley has never tried a case, and he received a rare “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.
Talley had a prolific online media presence prior to his nomination; Talley referred to Hillary Clinton as “Hillary Rotten Clinton” on his public Twitter account which has since been made private, and pledged his total support for the National Rifle Association one month after the Sandy Hook school shooting where a gunman killed 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut in 2013.