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

According to them, it is unconstitutional for Whitaker to be named acting attorney general under ... In other words, under this line of legal reasoning, Trump could have appointed the deputy attorney ... read more

David Gallagher & David Schleicher, Board of Contributors: Let's carve into law some worthy if imperiled presidential norms

Maybe Donald Trump ... we have an acting attorney general, chief of staff, and secretary of defense. With the White House asserting that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan faces no deadline for ... read more

What Trump's attorney general shortlisters have said on the Russia probe

But as Trump’s growing ... Since his appointment as acting attorney general earlier this week, Whitaker’s past criticisms of the Russia investigation have been widely reported and scrutinized. A forme... read more

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Who is actually overseeing the Mueller investigation?

Yet, as Congress prepares to turn its attention to Trump’s new pick, a flurry of questions still hover over his last one. Acting Attorney General ... officials and legal experts questioned ... read more

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

Some in the legal community—both liberal and conservative—are questioning whether President Donald Trump acted within his constitutional authority by appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney gen... read more

Controversy Rages On Over Making Mueller Report Public

Legal experts say whatever Mueller produces will ... Issuing the report may be the final act in the Trump vs. Mueller battle, and Trump may direct his Attorney General to keep the report private, and ... read more

House Intel Chairman Schiff Vows To Get Trump Jr. Phone Records — And More

Schiff said he's "examining the legal issues ... because he may or may not be given the charter by the deputy attorney general or acting attorney general. What's an example? Money laundering. Were the ... 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 of ... provides that the Deputy Attorney General ... read more

What Dems Should Demand From William Barr On Mueller And DOJ Independence

Barr, if confirmed, will succeed acting attorney general Matt Whitaker ... particularly those that affect Trump, experts say. “Is it appropriate to have communications with the president ... read more

The Daily 202: The 11 GOP senators who broke with Trump over relaxing sanctions against a Putin-linked oligarch

She lost in the November general election, but she was appointed ... something that Trump’s top shutdown lieutenants, such as Vice President Mike Pence, [Mulvaney], and [Kushner], have struggled to ma... read more

Who Is Lawfully the Attorney General Right Now?

Last week, after demanding the resignation of Attorney General Sessions, President Trump named Matthew Whitaker ... an existing officer to a new acting position always requires a new appointment. Inst... read more

Matt Whitaker’s appointment is already threatening to throw the American legal system into chaos

President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General not only threatens the fate of Bob Mueller’s Russia probe, it may imperil everything Whitaker touches at the Department of ... read more

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