Washington insiders give Trump big U.S. Supreme Court win

Washington insiders give Trump big U.S. Supreme Court winBy Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump started thinking during his campaign for the presidency last year about filling a Supreme Court vacancy, he turned to a group of Washington insiders at the controls of a well-oiled machine that puts conservative judges on the bench. Unlike the chaotic rollouts of other Trump policy initiatives, the Gorsuch nomination went relatively smoothly. Other key players included experienced Washington hands such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Senator Kelly Ayotte and White House Counsel Don McGahn.



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