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

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 …

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

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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

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 …

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.

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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,

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 …

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

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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.

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 …

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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