Ahead of the announcement, three names surfaced as the contenders - Amy Coney Barrett, Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge.
He signaled as much while boarding Air Force One Sunday, telling reporters, "I'll be deciding tonight or tomorrow sometime by 12 o'clock and we're all going to be meeting at 9 o'clock". He 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.
Relishing the suspense, Trump insisted he still hadn't locked down his decision, which he wants to keep under wraps until a 9 p.m. Monday announcement from the White House.
Kennedy's replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace.
While waiting, he's penned he has written almost 300 opinions and sent 41 of his law clerks to similar posts at the high court - far more than any of the other leading candidates for the nomination. "You can't go wrong".
"I'm getting very close to making a final decision".
A group of Democratic senators from Republican-leaning states - lawmakers who could be pivotal in the confirmation fight - declined Trump's invitation to attend the White House announcement. Jon Kyl would guide Trump's nominee through the grueling Senate process.
But he has a comparatively thin record of judicial opinions and some conservatives have voiced concerns that he could turn out to be similar to Justice David Souter, who was appointed to the court by President George H.W. Bush but sometimes sided with the court's liberals.
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Russian state television reports on July 9 nonetheless continued to cast doubt on the British investigations into the poisonings. They are not showing any signs of having been exposed to the nerve agent, and are being screened as a precaution.
Conservatives will focus on moderate Democrats running for re-election in Trump country, such as Indiana's Joe Donnelly, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia's Joe Manchin. Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Kavanaugh was informed on Sunday night he would be the nominee, adding that "what really tipped the scales was the consistency" the judge had shown on the appeals court.
Barrett, 46, has the least judicial experience of the four, with only eight months as a judge after spending most of her career as a conservative legal scholar.
He also has expressed a broad interpretation of what constitutes obstruction of justice, a position which could be risky if the Russian Federation investigation leads to impeachable allegations against Trump. She tweeted: "PLEASE GOD, NOMINATE KAVANAUGH, @realDonaldTrump!"
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell threw his support behind Kavanaugh's nomination. The White House said today that former Sen.
"The Democrats are so upset that the Republicans have this opportunity of appointing nominees to the court that they just make every doggone appointment a cause celeb, and that's just ridiculous", he said.
The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican president's party narrowly controls 51-49.
Republican Senator John McCain, key to a Republican "yes" vote, endorsed the new nominee.
Democrats who plan to oppose Trump's nominee are focusing on two Republican moderates, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, hoping to turn them against Trump's selection.
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