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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: Strong Indications Whitaker Appointment ‘Will Be Struck Down’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) argued that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is likely unconstitutional and there are strong indicators that his appointment will be struck down by the courts. Anchor Erin Burnett asked,

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Brennan: Trump ‘Is Brooding,’ Increasingly ‘Concerned’ About Mueller Probe

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said President Donald Trump WAS “brooding and sulking, concerned and quite anxious” about the potential results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Brennan said, “I think Mr. Trump realizes

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Laurence Tribe: Whitaker Is ‘the Phony Acting Attorney General’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Live,” Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe said the state of Maryland’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s “phony” acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had merit. Tribe said, “The fact is that this a lawsuit brought against Attorney General

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Swalwell: Trump Brought in ‘Assassin’ Whitaker to Kill Mueller Investigation

Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said President Donald Trump appointed acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker to be an “assassin” who kills special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Partial transcript as follows: BLITZER: You saw this very strong article, the

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.

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Graham on Whitaker: ‘I Don’t Think He Has to Recuse Himself’

During a Sunday interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Margaret Brennan asked Graham, “[A]re you going to ask [Whitaker] to recuse himself and

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Dem Sen. Coons Calls on Acting AG Whitaker to ‘Recuse Himself’

Sunday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) called on acting Attorney General Michael Whitaker to “recuse himself.” Despite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s vote of confidence in Whitaker, Coons said he questions Whitaker’s ability to serve as Jeff Sessions’ replacement because of

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Nadler: ‘As of January 3, We Will Subpoena’ Whitaker

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the apparent future chairman of the Judicial House Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said his first act will be to subpoena newly appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to clarify his past comments about

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Schumer: Whitaker Appointment ‘Will Create a Constitutional Crisis’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in light of newly appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s past comments about the Russia investigation, the Democrats will force legislation into a spending bill to protect Special Counsel Robert

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gestures while speaking at the Public Policy Institute of California Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in San Francisco.

Pelosi: Whitaker Appointment ‘Does Violence to the Constitution’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker did “violence to the Constitution” Pelosi said, “He should recuse himself for any review of the investigation because of statements

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Klukowski: The Legal Case for Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment as Acting Attorney General

It is hard to see how arguments that President Trump cannot appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, because even temporary top positions must be Senate-confirmed, could be correct. Otherwise the Constitution could deprive the nation of a functioning government every time a new party wins the presidency while the opposition party holds the Senate.

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Dem Sen Murphy: ‘A Functioning Democracy Requires’ Action to Protect Mueller

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that “a functioning democracy requires” Democrats and Republicans unite “to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.” He added that failure to do so means that “our nation starts to devolve into

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Maher: Whitaker Is ‘Just a Stooge,’ ‘That’s a Red Line’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is “just a stooge” who is there to do what President Trump wants, and this is “a red line” and “the slow-moving coup.”