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Is Donald Trump’s pick of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general legal?

PolitiFact Thursday, 15 November 2018
A day after the midterm elections, President Donald Trump replaced outgoing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Justice Department lawyer Matthew Whitaker. Critics say Trump acted unlawfully because Whitaker hasn’t received Senate confirmation for the role.   At stake in the dispute over Sessions’ successor is a fight for control of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s 2016 election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. As acting attorney general, Whitaker oversees the probe, which he has publicly criticized as overly broad. Attorneys for the Justice Department argue Whitaker’s appointment is on solid legal ground. But some constitutional experts ... >>More
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News video: Supreme Court Will Take On Issue Of Trump's Attorney General Appointment

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The US Supreme Court is now handling President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Reuters reports lawyers are set to ask the justices on Fridayif the action was lawful. Critics have said the president’s appointment of Whitaker violated the Constitution and...

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