Did Blumenthal really misrepresent the Gorsuch “disheartening and demoralizing” comment?

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SOTN Editor’s Note:
It really does appear that SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch made a general comment to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal about any inappropriate criticism of the judiciary by anyone.

Blumenthal then took Gorsuch’s general criticism and contextualized it as a very personal attack against Trump, which it was not meant to be.  Do you see how the highly deceitful Democrats operate?

Blumenthal is just another Yale-educated lawyer who is extremely skilled and experienced in the black arts of prevarication, equivocation and misrepresentation.  The real back story of his meeting with Gorsuch appears to be captured by the following excerpt.

“Judge Gorsuch has made it very clear in all of his discussions with senators, including Senator Blumenthal, that he could not comment on any specific cases and that judicial ethics prevent him from commenting on political matters,” Ayotte said. “He has also emphasized the importance of an independent judiciary, and while he made clear that he was not referring to any specific case, he said that he finds any criticism of a judge’s integrity and independence disheartening and demoralizing.”
(Source: Trump hits Blumenthal for Gorsuch comment claims, Vietnam ‘lie’)

We’re not saying this is exactly what happened, but it is quite improbable that a current nominee would ever make such a reckless statement.  Especially directing it toward the POTUS who nominated him.

State of the Nation
February10, 2017

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Trump Slams “Disheartening” Gorsuch Story, Accuses Sen. Blumenthal Of Lying

ZeroHedge.com

With the allegedly confirmed statement from Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, who reportedly told Senator Richard Blumenthal that he found Trump’s judge commentary “disheartening”and “demoralizing”, dominating the overnight news cycle, in his first tweet of the day, President Trump contradicted a spokesman for his Supreme Court nominee, in a tweet blasting Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who told reporters last night that Judge Neil Gorsuch called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “demoralizing.”

“Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?” the president tweeted Thursday morning.

As reported overnight, Blumenthal said Wednesday that Gorsuch allegedly called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”  In a later statement, Blumenthal urged Gorsuch to make his concerns public.

“Behind closed doors, Judge Gorsuch expressed disappointment with President Trump’s attacks on the judiciary, but a Supreme Court Justice must prove that he has the courage and independence to stand up to a President in public,” Blumenthal said. “I asked Judge Gorsuch to make that statement publicly, and he declined.”

Later, a spokesman for Gorsuch confirmed to CNN that the judge used the terms “disheartening” and “demoralizing” to describe Trump’s tweets  during his meeting with the Blumenthal.

The statement was in connection to Trump’s ongoing feud with the judges who have rejected Trump’s immigration executive order. On Saturday, Trump ripped “so-called judge” James Robart who halted his travel ban, saying the ruling was “ridiculous and will be overturned.”

Later in the week, the president also went after the panel of federal judges weighing the Department of Justice’s appeal to restore the travel ban. “I don’t want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased,” Trump said at a gathering of the Major Cities Chiefs Association in Washington. “Courts seem to be so political and it would be so great for our justice system if they could read a statement and do what’s right.”

The Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is expected to rule on the government’s request to overturn the Temporary Restraining Order today or tomorrow.

Gorsuch has yet to make a public statement on his opinion of the ongoing Presidential feud with the abovementioned judges.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-09/trump-defends-gorsuch-accuses-blumenthal-misrepresenting-what-judge-said

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