Report: Trump’s sister pushing Third Circuit colleague Tom Hardiman for Supreme Court
Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who serves with Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, has spoken to her brother in favor of elevating him to the high court, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
“Maryanne is high on Hardiman,” said one adviser who has spoken directly with the president about the matter…
A second Trump adviser said that while Barry has unquestionably backed Hardiman, her support has not been determinative: “I don’t think it is fair to say the only reason he’s got juice on the list is because of her.”
A third official who’s been involved in the process said winning support from Trump’s family has been one of the key elements of the search.