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What Will Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Mean For The Mueller Inquiry?

2 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney with a history of questioning the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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5 Ways Matthew Whitaker, Trump's Replacement for Sessions, May Already Be Ethically Compromised

5 Ways Matthew Whitaker, Trump's Replacement for Sessions, May Already Be Ethically Compromised

2 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

Matthew Whitaker, the interim replacement for departed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has made several on-the-record statements about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which has circled around President Donald Trump's campaign staff and family. He also has a close tie to a witness in the Mueller probe, and has ties to a business the FTC shut down last year.
These statements and connections, in televised interviews, tweets, and published writing, may jeopardize his credibility in assuming supervision of the Mueller probe...
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Top Senate Democrat Schumer: Whitaker should recuse himself from Russia probe

2 monthes ago   |   By Politicus USA

WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who was appointed by President Donald Trump after he fired Jeff Sessions, should recuse himself from oversight of the Russia probe. “Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse...
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Here are the possible replacements for Jeff Sessions

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump Donald Trump requested Attorney Jeff Sessions' resignation Wednesday, tapping the former Alabama senator's chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to succeed him in an acting capacity. Trump said he will nominate a permanent replacement “at a later date.” It's unclear who the president will tap to lead the Justice Department on a permanent basis, but here are potential candidates who have been floated over the past few weeks: Matthew Whitaker Whitaker “will serve our Country well” as acting Attorney General, Trump announced. But it's also possible - though unlikely - he...
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'This is a disturbing development': Legal experts and lawmakers sound the alarm after Jeff Sessions' ouster

'This is a disturbing development': Legal experts and lawmakers sound the alarm after Jeff Sessions' ouster

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

DOJ veterans and lawmakers sounded the alarm after President Donald Trump announced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be replaced by Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker at the DOJ.
House Democrats, who regained control of the chamber after Tuesday's midterms, signaled that they would dig into Trump's motivations for ousting Sessions and hold parties accountable.
Legal experts said they weren't concerned by Sessions' ouster as much as they were by his replacement, who has mused about defunding the Russia probe and been described as the White House's "eyes and ears" at the DOJ.
"Will...
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New Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker Played Football for Iowa

2 monthes ago   |   By SI

It's not the Rose Bowl, but new acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker probably doesn't mind getting moved up the political depth chart.
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Enjoys CrossFit and Dave Matthews, Dislikes Investigations Into Donald Trump

2 monthes ago   |   By Slate

Shortly after Donald Trump asked for Jeff Sessions' resignation on Wednesday, the president named Matthew Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff, to replace the outgoing attorney general on a temporary basis. Whitaker isn't a household name, but the one-time U.S. attorney and former tight end for the Iowa Hawkeyes has, in an instant, become perhaps the most consequential figure in Washington. Hints about his motivations can be found on his Twitter account, where he's been posting since June 2007.
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Justice Department confirms Jeff Sessions' replacement will take over the Mueller probe

Justice Department confirms Jeff Sessions' replacement will take over the Mueller probe

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The Department of Justice confirmed to INSIDER that Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, would assume control of the FBI's Russia investigation led by the special counsel Robert Mueller.
Whitaker, seen by many as a hardline loyalist to President Donald Trump, has written and commented extensively expressing his belief that Mueller needs to be reined in.
Trump's decision to oust Jeff Sessions as attorney general on Wednesday and replace him with Whitaker sparked concern among lawmakers and national-security experts who described the move as an attempt to gut the Russia...
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Former Mass. AG Martha Coakley on what dismissal of Sessions means

Former Mass. AG Martha Coakley on what dismissal of Sessions means

2 monthes ago   |   By WCVB

President Donald Trum announced in a tweet that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general.
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Who Will Replace Jeff Sessions? Next Attorney General Odds List Rudy Giuliani, Kris Kobach As Favorites

2 monthes ago   |   By Newsweek

Kris Kobach, who just lost his bid to become Kansas governor Tuesday, is one of the leading candidates.
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Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General At President Trump's Request

Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General At President Trump's Request

2 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Trump tweeted the news and announced Matthew Whitaker as the acting attorney general.
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Who is Matthew Whitaker, new acting attorney general?

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

After Jeff Sessions announced his resignation as the country's chief law enforcement officer, President Donald Trump tweeted that Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general.
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Furloughed federal employees rallied outside the Johnson Space Center to demand the government be re-opened. Read more ...

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Twitter Users Can't Agree If Serving Fast Food At The White House Is A Good Thing

The president plans to celebrate Clemson's national championship by serving the team food from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King. Read more ...

Democrats See William Barr Hearing As Their Shot At Protecting The Mueller...

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A letter Sheldon Whitehouse gave to Trump's attorney general nominee last week lays out several lines of questioning ahead of Barr's confirmation hearing Tuesday. Read more ...

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Trump said he had dismissed a proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen the government for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over money for the wall. Read more ...

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