McConnell has been working hard to get as many conservative judges confirmed while he runs the US Senate confirmation process….
There have been murmuring about McConnell pressuring Democraticly appointed judges to retire to get his picks in…
It appears now that a Federal judge has asked the US Supreme Court that McConnell be investigated for influence interference?
The high court is being asked to assign ANOTHER Federal circuit court to do an investigation…(Don’t trust the Barr led Justice Dept , eh?)
A guy who has been carrying the water politically for Barr’s boss Donald Trump?
Judge Sri Srinivasan, in an order dated May 1, asked Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to prompt an investigation into a complaint alleging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressured a federal judge to retire in order to elevate his protégé to the seat.
The New York Times reported in March that Mcconnell had been quietly urging Republican-nominated judges eligible for retirement to step down in order to be replaced by younger conservatives to help maintain ideological control of the court.
Later that month, progressive group Demand Justice requested an investigation into whether McConnell pressured DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge Thomas B. Griffith to make room for 37-year-old Justin Walker.
Now, the Times reported Monday, Srinivasan, the chief justice of the DC Circuit Court appointed by Obama, is requesting that Roberts assign the case to a different circuit to investigate the complaint, stating that an investigation by the DC Circuit Court would pose a conflict of interest.
“Nothing is known about whether or how Majority Leader McConnell might be attempting to further incentivize these judges,” the complaint stated. “A prompt inquiry into the majority leader’s potential efforts to influence Judge Griffith, perhaps through improper means, is essential, particularly because it appears that he has attempted to influence many other federal judges, as well.”…
This whole merry-go-round could come crashing down if Joe Biden and Democrats win the White and the US Senate come November…