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(INSET: Robert Mueller) WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: Attorney General nominee William Barr (L) poses for photographs before a meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. Barr's confirmation hearing …

Lindsey Graham: William Barr Will Not Interfere with Mueller Probe

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said at a press conference Wednesday that Attorney General nominee William Barr will not hinder Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.

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The Candidates: Donald Trump Selecting Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump is interviewing candidates to serve as his new chief of staff after announcing Saturday that General John Kelly will leave the position at the beginning of next year.

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Marijuana Stocks Rise After Jeff Sessions Exit: Report

Stocks in companies dealing in cannabis- and marijuana-related products have risen since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions left the Trump administration, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) looks on as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin delivers the annual financial stability report to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mnuchin said the Treasury can extend the government's debt limit suspension period into February before it exhausts …

Warner: ‘Incumbent’ that Congress Pass Bill Protecting Mueller

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) stated that since Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker hasn’t recused himself from the Mueller investigation, “it is incumbent that the Congress pass the bipartisan legislation that’s already

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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.

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Turley: ‘Compelling Argument’ Against Whitaker Under Appointments Clause

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” George Washington Law Professor and Fox News Contributor Jonathan Turley argued that there is “a compelling argument” against Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment under the Appointments Clause. Turley began

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Blumenthal: Whitaker Is ‘Essentially a Lackey of the President’

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Tuesday’s “New Day” on CNN discussed the lawsuit he and fellow Democrats filed to challenge the legitimacy of President Donald Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Blumenthal questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s appointment, calling

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Trump: ‘I Would Not Get Involved’ if Whitaker Limits Mueller Investigation

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” President Donald Trump said he would “not get involved” if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker attempted to limit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. When asked about Whitaker criticisms of the Russia probe, Trump

Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the US House Intelligence Committee, speaks to the press about the committee's ongoing investigation on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election at the Capitol in Washigton, DC, on March 30, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty …

Schiff: Democrats Will Challenge Whitaker’s Appointment

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” the probable incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Democrats would challenge the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. When asked if Democrats would challenge that appointment, Schiff replied, “Yes.” He continued, “I think

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Swalwell: ‘We’re Going to Do All We Can’ to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) vowed that Democrats will do everything they can to get Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself due to the fact that Whitaker has “pre-judged” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Justice Department Explains Why Whitaker Appointment Is Legal; Maryland Sues

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is defending the legality of President Donald Trump’s appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, showing the president’s decision is consistent with the Constitution, federal law, and Supreme Court precedent, as the State of Maryland seeks a court order ousting Whitaker.