Trump, meanwhile, has repeatedly told the press in the coming days that he is still considering several candidates before officially announcing Barrett as a nominee on Saturday.
Barrett said White House counselor Pat Cipolone and chief of staff Mark Meadows had called her on the day off after Ginsberg’s death was announced, and she spoke to them again the next day, Sunday, September 20th. Barrett to Washington, and later Trump called to confirm the invitation.
On Monday, Sept. 21, Barrett met with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Tsipollon and Meadows in Washington, D.C., after which the president offered her the nomination, and Barrett accepted.
Barrett lists his net worth at nearly $ 2.6 million in a questionnaire submitted ahead of scheduled confirmation hearings in mid-October.
Barrett’s questionnaire also reveals that she was once a representative of an Iranian exile group, the National Resistance Council of Iran, in challenging the State Department’s designation of the group as a foreign terrorist organization. Barrett was a young associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C., and said she assisted in legal research and briefing in 2000 and 2001.
The group is linked to the MEK, a militant group made up of Iranian exiles who oppose the Iranian spiritual regime. The Obama administration removed the group from the U.S. government’s list of terrorist organizations in 2012.