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Senate Democrats File Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Appointment Of Matt Whitaker
Ryan J. Reilly
Sens. Blumenthal, Hirono and Whitehouse have filed a suit saying the acting attorney general is illegitimate.
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Donald Trump Defends Matt Whitaker With Nonsensical Robert Mueller Comparison
The president's tweet about the special counsel is incredibly misleading.
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Trump Tells Fox News He 'Didn't Know' About Matt Whitaker's Past Criticism Of Mueller Probe
The president said the acting attorney general will decide whether the Russia probe continues.
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Trump Hammered On Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker By Conservative Group
“America needs an attorney general who doesn’t play politics," an ad says.
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Hit With Supreme Court Challenge
The motion argues that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should by law take over for the ousted Jeff Sessions.
Justice Department OLC Opinion Claims Matt Whitaker’s Attorney General Appointment Is Legit
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The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel was consulted before Jeff Sessions resigned.
Jim Carrey Bashes 'Baby-In-Chief' Donald Trump For 'Kangaroo AG' Matt Whitaker
Carrey depicted Trump as a pacifier-sucking infant in his latest cartoon.
Matthew Whitaker Abandoned Iowa Taxpayer-Funded Project In 2016
By RYAN J. FOLEY and DAVID PITT, AP
The acting attorney general's history as a former federal prosecutor, and critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has come under scrutiny.
Seth Meyers: 'Trump Is A Grifter Who Surrounds Himself With Other Grifters'
The president just appointed an acting attorney general who advised a company accused of scamming customers, the "Late Night" host said.
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Yes, Whitaker's Appointment Is Unconstitutional. Here's How To Challenge It.
Laurence H. Tribe
, Guest Writer
It's not just Senate Democrats who would have cause to act.
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Trump Claims He Doesn’t Know Matt Whitaker. That's Not What Kellyanne Conway Says.
The president just meant the acting attorney general isn't "a friend" he’s known for "his entire life,” Conway said.
Top Judiciary Democrat Jerry Nadler Questions Legality Of Matt Whitaker Appointment
Democrats are looking to push for language protecting special counsel Robert Mueller in a must-pass spending bill later this year.
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Senate Democrats Weigh Lawsuit Over Trump Justice Department Appointment
By By David Morgan and Jonathan Landay, Reuters
The president ignored a statutory line of succession at the Justice Department.
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As Acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker Now Oversees Investigation Into Own Murky Past
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In 2014, Whitaker was paid to advise a shady company. One that's under investigation by a department he heads.
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Trump Says George Conway Is Trying To Get Publicity: 'I Really Don't Know The Guy'
The president also put down the husband of one of his top White House advisers as merely "Mr. Kellyanne Conway."
Trevor Noah Says Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Set 'Thirst Trap' For Trump
"The Daily Show" host perfectly explained how Whitaker's cable news declarations of support for the president paid off.
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After Jeff Sessions’ Ouster, Group Launches 6-Figure Ad Buy To Protect Mueller
The ad buy comes as Democrats scramble to protect the special counsel's investigation.
Thousands Protest To Protect Mueller Investigation After DOJ Shakeup
The demonstrations follow President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general who may seek to end the special counsel’s Russia probe.
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Once Expressed Terrifying View Of Executive Power
Trump's choice to replace Jeff Sessions has been deeply critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
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Donald Trump Fired Jeff Sessions Because He Only Cares About One Thing: Donald Trump
Neil J. Young
In firing Jeff Sessions, he ousted his first and most loyal backer -- to save himself.
George Conway Slams Trump In Op-Ed: Attorney General Appointment Is 'Unconstitutional'
Kellyanne Conway’s husband insists that Trump isn’t upholding the Constitution in an op-ed published in The New York Times.
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Jeff Sessions' Resignation Sends Twitter Users Into Joke Meltdown
"Trump has accidentally given Jeff Sessions an old sock and he is now free to leave the premises."
Matt Whitaker's Appointment May Be Illegal, Fox News' Andrew Napolitano Says
“Under the law, the person running the Department of Justice must have been approved by the United States Senate for some previous position."
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Trump’s Dismissal Of Jeff Sessions Sets Up Ugly Battle Over Mueller Probe
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Democrats are not fans of the 84th attorney general but see his ouster as another presidential attempt to interfere with the special counsel's Russia investigation.
Matt Whitaker, Trump's Acting Attorney General Pick, Is A Major Critic Of The Russia Probe
The former federal prosecutor suggested last August that Mueller's investigation could be turning into a "witch hunt."
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