Mr. Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after Judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016.
While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules a year ago during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.
In his conversations over the weekend, Trump expressed renewed interest in Hardiman - the runner-up when Trump nominated Gorsuch, said two people with knowledge of his thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Trump during his campaign in 2016 said he would appoint justices who would overturn the landmark 1973 decision that said women have a constitutional right to an abortion.
"Am I optimistic that [Trump is] going to nominate somebody that I would feel comfortable about?" said McCaskill.
"I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list", the CT lawmaker said on ABC just moments after Leo's interview.
"Let's say it's the four people", Trump said.
He said he believes that any of the four candidates on the short list will dismantle Roe v. Wade and other hard-fought rights. "So I think it's a bit of a scare tactic and rank speculation more than anything else".
Mr Trump had on Friday discussed the nomination with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Last year, Trump appointed Thapar, who sits on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals and a former United States Attorney, for the District of Kentucky and District Judge.
The New York Times on Sunday reported that the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, was strongly urging Trump to opt for either Hardiman or Kethledge on grounds that the other two might be impossible to get confirmed.
Even if James is involved in the meetings, he has no interest in hearing elaborate pitches from teams, ESPN reported this week . James flew from the Caribbean island of Anguilla and landed in Van Nuys just after 11 a.m.
The global community had expected sanctions waivers for some countries, a tactic used in the Obama era to avoid supply shocks. Iran's OPEC governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili speaks to journalists at a news conference in Tehran, Iran March 7, 2005.
You don't know [expletive]", Trump continues in the clip right before another message appears saying, " Sacha graduates. Trump took to both Twitter and YouTube to lambast Baron Cohen's antics, calling Baron Cohen's stunt "a disgrace".
The governor of Chiang Rai province, Narongsak Osatanakorn, said that all 13 were found safe at about 10:30 pm local time Monday. Other teams are still scouring the mountainside in the hope of finding another way in to the cave. "I want to give him a hug".
This system appears to be less organized, the center said , and the chances for a tropical depression to form are diminishing. During an El Niño, strong upper-level winds roar across the Caribbean and Atlantic, tearing apart developing tropical storms.
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On the same day, Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina's loss, the other "GOAT" at this tournament was also eliminated. Portugal haven't reached the World Cup quarter-finals since 2006, when a young Ronaldo led the team to the last four.
He makes it look easy, he has so many options, so as he gets older maybe if he loses half a step, it doesn't change how he plays. The third set was one-way traffic as Federer killed the contest with a ferocious forehand after 90 minutes of brilliance.
But it is still unclear how he will implement them all. "There was respectful treatment and our representatives will speak more". Throughout his election campaign, Obrador has been openly critical of President Trump and his proposed border wall.
Israeli officials said they can't possibly take in 160,000 refugees, but are trying to do everything possible to help them. So far, about 100 civilians have been killed in air raids and shelling since June 19, it said.
Saga Of The Statue Of Liberty Scaler
While on the statue, she lay by the bottom edge of the statue's robe, walked around and sat perched against the national monument. So far, it is unclear whether the woman who climbed the massive statue was involved in the protest, but many are assuming so.
Sizing up the worldwide and domestic impact of China tariffs
China responded by threatening tariffs on $50 billion worth of United States exports to China, mostly aimed at agricultural goods. Both Chinese and U.S. business sources in China said there appeared to be little hope that the tariffs could be averted.
Galaxy Tab S4 render leak: looks familiar
The smartphone is bundled with an inbuilt storage space of 64GB which can further be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. While there is no confirmation, the Galaxy Tab S4 might come powered by last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor.
Osorio promises Mexico will attack 'best in the world' Brazil
Replays showed that Layun did in fact step on Neymar's leg, but his exaggerated reaction after the foul was something to behold. Mexico and Brazil kick off 2018 World Cup soccer games on Monday in the highest profile knockout stage game thus far.
Clippers have made trading for Kawhi Leonard a high priority
Spurs teammates questioned the severity of the injury as Leonard's absence continued after the team had cleared him medically. With Leonard adamant about joining the Lakers either now or as a free agent in 2019, the Spurs don't have much leverage.