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Indian-American Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on DC circuit appeals court, says Trump

United States President Donald Trump Tuesday announced his nomination for Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator to be Neomi Rao to fill the seat vacated by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, the Washington Post reported.

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into office as the Supreme Court Justice in October after weeks of investigations and reports of three women having been allegedly sexually assaulted by him. Trump had called the claims made against Kavanaugh a “hoax” and “all made up”.

Trump made the announcement a day ahead of schedule during a Diwali ceremony at the White House that Rao attended. “I won’t say today that I just nominated Neomi to be on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the seat of Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” CNN quoted Trump as saying. “She’s going to be fantastic – great person.”

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