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Former Attorney General Says Whitaker Appointment 'Confounds Me'

The former attorney general under President George W. Bush is voicing doubt about whether President Trump has the authority to appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying there are "le... read more

William Barr Confirmation Hearing: Live Updates

Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, for example, asked Mr. Barr whether he would follow the lead of former Attorney General ... appointment was legally dubious in the first place. Democrats on ... read more

Barr fields questions on Mueller probe, independence from Trump at attorney general confirmation hearing

Mueller III’s appointment and fire the special counsel ... on matters which concern him or his own conduct. “Let me just say that, some of your past statements on the role of attorney general and pres... read more

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Was Trump's appointment of acting AG Whitaker within the law?

An op-ed in the New York Times last week, written by former solicitor general Neal Katyal and conservative lawyer George Conway, argues that Whitaker’s appointment ... U.S. attorney general by the Sen... read more

Bill Barr left himself a lot of wiggle room to censor Mueller

President Trump’s pick for Attorney General ... former President Bill Clinton in 1998, Starr himself told VICE News in Nov. 2018. READ: Ken Starr says there will be “hell to pay” if Whitaker ... read more

Alberto Gonzales: ‘I’ve Got Some Issues’ With Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting AG

to me– It confounds me,” Gonzales said. “I have to question why that decision was made,” he added. NPR’s Michel Martin asked the former attorney general whether his concerns with Whitaker’s appointmen... read more

Maryland to challenge legality of Whitaker’s appointment as acting U.S. attorney general

Maryland's top lawyer asked a federal judge Tuesday to block Matthew Whitaker from serving as acting U.S. attorney general contending the appointment is illegal. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, ... read more

‘Not The President’s Lawyer’: Senators Push Attorney General Pick Barr On Impartiality

Barr said he does believe Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 election, and he also said he agreed with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from overseeing the pr... read more

Can He Fire Mueller? Trump's Appointment of Acting Attorney General Raises Important Legal Questions

Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa who had ... it is unconstitutional for Whitaker to be named acting attorney general under the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, which says that ... read more

Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

Two former attorneys general from the George W. Bush administration — Alberto Gonzales and Michael Mukasey — have criticized the appointment of Whitaker. Mukasey told USA Today that in his view, the a... read more

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