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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

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

The legal action over Whitaker, first reported by NPR, says his appointment violates the ... A number of current and former government lawyers have said that while elevating Whitaker to attorney gener... read more

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

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

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Saturday criticized the appointment of Jeff Sessions’ former chief of staff Matthew Whitaker ... of Justice, to me– It confounds me,” Gonzales ... 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

The many scandals of Trump’s new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, explained

There are questions about his background — and even about whether his appointment is illegal. Before joining the Justice Department in the fall of 2017, Whitaker ... to say, none of this reflects very ... read more

Is The Appointment Of Acting Attorney General Whitaker In Line With The Constitution?

Shortly after firing Jeff Sessions Wednesday, President Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as his acting attorney general, an installation that some are calling unconstitutional. Neal Katyal is one of t... read more

Kellyanne Conway says her husband's criticism of Whitaker appointment 'not relevant'

(CNN) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that her husband's views on President Donald Trump's appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker are "not ... and Neal Katyal, a ... read more

Kellyanne Conway’s husband says Trump’s appointment to replace Sessions is ‘unconstitutional’

The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is arguing that the President’s decision to instate Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general ... appointment. “Why don’t you ask Kellyanne that ... read more

‘He was yelling’: Whitaker pushed back against early fraud complaints about company he advised

In addition, shortly after joining the board in late 2014, Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa ... Since Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general, people who say they were victimized by ... read more

Future seems uncertain for Trump's acting attorney general

Legal scholars are debating the constitutionality of his appointment. Some lawyers say it is illegal ... overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Later in the day, Trump tweeted that he did ... read more



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