J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD Radio’s managing editor. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012 and eventually becoming WORLD’s Washington Bureau chief. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Records detail FBI snooping on Trump aide

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/23/18, 12:40 pm

Top-secret government documents released over the weekend show the FBI requested permission in October 2016 to wiretap a former aide to then-candidate Donald Trump. Despite major redactions, the records show the FBI believed at the time that Carter Page had “been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.” Page told CNN on Sunday he did not know the Russians named in the secret application for the wiretapping warrant, which was approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. The wiretapping has been the subject of partisan clashes for months.

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Round two

Courts | A look at the short list of who might be Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee
by Emily Belz & J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/05/18, 01:16 pm

Rumors continue to ebb and flow about President Donald Trump’s pick to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Lists change by the minute, and so far the White House says the president has interviewed seven potential nominees. Here we’ve gathered the consensus short list—a few names from Trump’s first short list of nominees, and a few new names.

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An ugly Roe?

Supreme Court | A tense confirmation fight to replace Justice Kennedy seems certain
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/04/18, 12:31 am

The day after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, advocacy groups began running ads.

“President Trump has proven that he wants the best of the best on the Supreme Court,” the narrator said in a Judicial Crisis Network ad that urged viewers to call their senators. “And with your help, America will get another star on the Supreme Court.”

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