Trump judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions at hearing
Matthew Spencer Petersen is being openly mocked following a hearing Wednesday where he struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him by a senator.
During his testimony, Matthew Spencer Petersen, who currently serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, was asked a string of questions by GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana about his experience on trials, including how many depositions Petersen had worked on--the answer was less than five -- and the last time he had read the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure -- he said he couldn't remember. Petersen is up for a seat on the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Dur...
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