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  • On the nomination: "You've entrusted me with a most solemn assignment. Standing here in a house of history and acutely aware of my own imperfections, I pledge that if I'm confirmed I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great country."
  • He gave a nod to his upcoming confirmation battle: "I look forward to speaking with both members of the aisle. I consider the U.S. Senate the greatest deliberative body in the world."
  • Briefly highlighted his textualism and originalism background: "It is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws...the role of judges to apply, and not to alter, the work of the peoples' representatives.
  • Named his top priorities as a judge: "Impartiality, and independence, collegiality and courage."
  • And thanked Judge David Sentelle and Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy: "These judges brought me up in the law. I would not be here without them."

For a run-down on Gorsuch's legal background, check out our earlier story.

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Robert Mueller speaks out on Roger Stone commutation

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Photo: The Washington Post / Contributor

Former special counsel Robert Mueller responded to claims from President Trump and his allies that Roger Stone was a "victim" in the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, writing in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so."

Why it matters: The rare public comments by Mueller come on the heels of President Trump's move to commute the sentence of his longtime associate, who was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison for crimes stemming from the Russia investigation. The controversial decision brought an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars.

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President Trump wore a face mask during his Saturday visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to AP.

Why it matters: This is the first known occasion the president has appeared publicly with a facial covering as recommended by health officials since the coronavirus pandemic began, AP writes.

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