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Federalist Society and Conservatives’ Wishlist for Attorney General

The Federalist Society’s national convention is the foremost gathering of conservative legal minds in America, and this year it was abuzz with the names of several giants from whom this critical part of President Donald Trump’s base hopes he will choose his next attorney general.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, in Des Moines, Iowa. The federal government has charged 23 illegal aliens taken into custody last week at a raid at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Marshalltown, Iowa. Whitaker said Wednesday that the workers were …

Lindsey Graham: Whitaker Could Serve as Acting Attorney General Through 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday on CBS Face the Nation that he expects President Trump to appoint a new attorney general “early next year,” indicating that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker could serve in the position through the rest of the year.

In this March 21, 2016 file photo,New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a new conference in New York. Escalating a political fight over global warming, House Science Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, issued subpoenas Wednesday, July 13, 2016, to Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, seeking …

Alleged Abuse Victim Urged to Keep Quiet to Protect ‘Democrat’ Schneiderman

In the bombshell New Yorker piece that resulted in Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s resignation over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct Monday night, one of his accusers claims that she was urged to keep quiet about his alleged physical abuse because “Schneiderman was too valuable a politician for the Democrats to lose.”

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, accompanied by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, reaches to shake hands with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, as they arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, for Sessions confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex …

Former AG Edwin Meese: AG Sessions Doing Great Job for Trump

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III — perhaps the most revered icon for conservatives from the Reagan administration and one the most consequential attorneys general in American history — is praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his work at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).