The New York Times ran a story Wednesday suggesting that President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme nominee Neil Gorsuch has connections with a “secretive billionaire” who uses his fortune to fund conservative groups such as the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.
The Times suggests that Gorsuch will have conflicts of interest should he win the confirmation to the Supreme Court. “His previous work, they fear, could undercut his impartiality, or at least create the appearance of impropriety,” The Times said.
They are referring to Gorsuch’s previous working relationship with Philip Anschutz, who is reportedly has a net worth of $12.6 billion.
The Daily Caller reports:
Gorsuch’s ties to Anschutz prove far less interesting than the headline suggests. The judge was retained to represent Anschutz when he was an attorney in private practice at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, an elite boutique operation based in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Gorsuch represented several of the billionaire’s companies as well as their corporate officers. A review of these cases conducted by the Times shows the work consisted of garden-variety litigation. The most interesting case appears to be a dispute over a $710 million extraordinary dividend.
The Times added, “But it is not clear how well the two know each other,” suggesting that there is more darkness than what public knows about the respected judge.
After their Trump-Russia conspiracy fake news story went nowhere, the liberal newspaper has shifted its battle gears to derail Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.