Trump judicial nominee stumped on basic law questions at Senate hearing

Matthew Petersen, whom Trump nominated for the circuit court of the District of Columbia, struggled with a line of questioning on some key legal principles

It will go down one as of the most excruciating job interviews of all time.A Trump federal judicial nominee was utterly stymied by a line of questioning on basic knowledge of procedural law during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, raising questions about the fitness of Trump’s choices for the posts.“MUST WATCH”, tweeted Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. “[Senator Kennedy] asks one of [Donald Trump’s] US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single o...