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Justice Department says Trump's AG appointment is legal

27 days 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

27 days 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

27 days 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 To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders are set to discuss border funding and other issues at the White House. Read more ...

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

“We've investigated this for a long period of time. Both sides have come up with nothing in the process," the House Republican leader said. Read more ...

Kavanaugh Joins More Liberal Judges in High-Profile Decision

Kavanaugh Joins More Liberal Judges in High-Profile Decision

Planned Parenthood got some good news from the Supreme Court on Monday, as new Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's more liberal judges-as did Chief Justice John... Read more ...

Nick Ayers Declined Trump's Offer To Replace John Kelly As Chief Of Staff...

Nick Ayers Declined Trump's Offer To Replace John Kelly As Chief Of Staff: Reports

The former political consultant has been described in just three words: young, rich and loyal. Read more ...

Rand Paul Calls Trump's Nomination Of William Barr For Attorney General...

Rand Paul Calls Trump's Nomination Of William Barr For Attorney General 'Very Troubling'

The Kentucky senator also spoke out against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, but ultimately voted to confirm. Read more ...

Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable...

Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'

Still, the incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman was cautious about whether an impeachment process ought to begin. Read more ...

Trump has been implicated in several federal crimes, but here's why experts...

Trump has been implicated in several federal crimes, but here's why experts say he hasn't faced legal consequences

Federal prosecutors implicated Trump in felony crimes for the first time last week, stating he directed illegal payments to two women he allegedly had affairs with in an effort... Read more ...

Deal or No Deal, 'Wall Will Get Built'

Deal or No Deal, 'Wall Will Get Built'

President Trump's Tuesday meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate funding for his proposed border wall should be interesting given that Trump started the morning by... Read more ...

Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes to Federal Water Protections

Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes to Federal Water Protections

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule... Read more ...

Twitter Users Titter At Trump's White House Chief Of Staff Hiring Gaffe

Twitter Users Titter At Trump's White House Chief Of Staff Hiring Gaffe

Many people thought Trump's tweet made it sound like he was lining up tweens for the role. Read more ...