Trump Judicial Pick Didn’t Disclose His Wife Is a White House Lawyer

One of President Trump’s judicial nominees failed to disclose that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office when asked on a Senate questionnaire to identify family members who could present a possible conflict of interest, the New York Times reported. Brett Talley, who is waiting to be confirmed for an Alabama federal district judge post, is married to Ann Donaldson, the chief of staff to White House counsel Donald McGahn. Talley's nomination advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committe last week via a GOP party-line vote. Democrats have criticized the 36-year-old’s appointment, as he has never tried a case and was deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association.