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Justice Department says Trump's AG appointment is legal

3 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

The Justice Department on Wednesday released a memo that called President Trump's appointment of loyalist Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general legal - rejecting charges that the move violated the Constitution. Since Trump named him to replace Jeff Sessions last week, legal experts - including George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway -...
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Whitaker Can Legally Serve As Acting Attorney General Even Without Senate Confirmation, Internal Legal Opinion Released by DOJ Claims

Whitaker Can Legally Serve As Acting Attorney General Even Without Senate Confirmation, Internal Legal Opinion Released by DOJ Claims

3 monthes ago   |   By Newsweek

OLC did not make mention of whether Whitaker should recuse himself from oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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DOJ Memo: Acting Attorney General Whitaker's Appointment Is Legal

DOJ Memo: Acting Attorney General Whitaker's Appointment Is Legal

3 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The acting attorney general, installed after President Trump forced out his predecessor, may go ahead because he served at a sufficiently high level within DOJ for more than a year, a legal memo says. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Trump Administration Says It Will Rescind $929 Million In Funds For...

Trump Administration Says It Will Rescind $929 Million In Funds For California High-Speed Rail

The announcement comes one day after California joined a 16-state lawsuit challenging the president's emergency declaration to fund a border wall. Read more ...

Federal judge says Roger Stone could be jailed after Instagram post

Federal judge says Roger Stone could be jailed after Instagram post

The federal judge presiding over Roger Stone's case said Tuesday she's considering gagging or jailing the longtime Donald Trump associate after he posted images on Instagram... Read more ...

Teen in video face-off with Native American sues Washington Post for $250...

Teen in video face-off with Native American sues Washington Post for $250 million

The Kentucky teenager at the center of a confrontation last month with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial has sued The Washington Post, alleging that the newspaper... Read more ...

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING BACK HOME: DCCC's Retirement Watch list highlighted in...

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING BACK HOME: DCCC's Retirement Watch list highlighted in local media stories across the country

GOP Members knocked back on their heels at home in the first district work period of the new Congress In case you missed it, earlier today the DCCC released its 2020 Republican... Read more ...

ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Wall Money Grab By Claiming National...

ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Wall Money Grab By Claiming National Emergency

The lawsuit by the civil liberties group is the fourth challenge to the president's latest effort to fund a border wall. Read more ...

Trump in 'no rush' to denuclearize North Korea

Trump in 'no rush' to denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there was “no rush” to denuclearize North Korea, whose leader, Kim Jong Un, he's meeting with next week. “I have no pressing time... Read more ...

Democrats contend DeVos deputy interfered with inspector general probe

Democrats contend DeVos deputy interfered with inspector general probe

Congressional Democrats said Tuesday they have uncovered evidence that the Trump administration tried to influence an internal watchdog's investigation of Education Secretary... Read more ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench After Lung Cancer Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench After Lung Cancer Surgery

The justice has been recovering at home since late December. She missed January's oral-argument days but participated in those 11 cases based on written briefs and transcripts... Read more ...

Marc Short to return to White House as Pence's chief of staff

Marc Short to return to White House as Pence's chief of staff

Former White House legislative affairs director Marc Short will return to the Trump administration as Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, a White House official said... Read more ...

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

CHICAGO - A judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack... Read more ...