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Trump may be digging in on his new acting AG despite criticism

During his first public speech as acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker on Wednesday praised President Donald Trump's handling of the economy ... DOJ issued a robust legal defense of the appointment ... read more

Is Donald Trump’s pick of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general legal?

Critics say Trump ... Appointments Clause and the Attorney General Succession Act. Some legal experts say it’s an open question as to whether Maryland has standing to make such a request. But they exp... read more

Justice Dept. Defends Legality of Trump’s Appointment of Acting Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department pushed back on Wednesday against accusations that President Trump’s appointment ... attorney general succession statute, Mr. Engel wrote. Some legal experts have al... read more

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Matt Whitaker’s appointment is already at risk of throwing the American legal system into chaos

President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General ... it may imperil everything Whitaker touches at the Department of Justice, legal experts told VICE News. read more


An Exhaustive Timeline of Our New Acting Attorney General's Astoundingly Crooked Career

Of course, this disregards the fact that the president's past financial dealings may be relevant to his behavior and decision-making during the 2016 campaign. Say ... Trump has appointed an unscrupulo... read more

Factbox: Was Trump's appointment of Whitaker lawful?

Legal experts disagree about whether the Appointments Clause applies to Whitaker in his role as an acting attorney general serving on an interim basis. Some experts say that it does, and that Whitaker ... read more

Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker's naming as acting AG

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case tha... read more

Lawsuit challenges Trump’s appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker

Besides that, the lawyers say ... appointed last year as chief of staff to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He became acting attorney general on Nov. 7 when Sessions was forced out. The Maryland f... read more

Office Of Legal Counsel Tells President What He Wants To Hear

Today, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel released a 20-page memo offering legal justification for Donald Trump’s illegal appointment ... Attorney General (or others) may be ... read more

DOJ memo: Acting Attorney General Whitaker's appointment is legal

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's temporary appointment was legal, the Justice Department said ... The vacancy reform law suggests that Whitaker may remain in the position for 210 days. Trump ... read more

A Justice Department legal opinion backs Whitaker’s appointment as acting AG

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case tha... read more



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