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Here are the questions Democrats intend to ask Matt Whitaker

The acting attorney general is likely to face hours of questioning next month
CBS News - Published

Wife of Acting AG Matt Whitaker Pens Scorching Letter to Slate Over Critical Piece: Can’t Understand the ‘Zeal in Trying to Destroy’ Him

Marci Whitaker — the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was so incensed by an article criticizing her husband that she wrote an absolute scorcher of an email to one of the authors...
Mediaite - Published

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Trump's Pick for Attorney General Faces Tough Questioning [Video]Trump's Pick for Attorney General Faces Tough Questioning  02:03

President Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, testified during a Senate panel confirmation hearing Tuesday.

Newsy Studio - Published

SCOTUS Denies Request To Rule On Legality Of Whitaker As Acting AG [Video]SCOTUS Denies Request To Rule On Legality Of Whitaker As Acting AG  00:58

Multiple lawsuits are fighting Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting Attorney General because he wasn't Senate-confirmed in his previous role.

Rumble - Published

SCOTUS Denies Request to Weigh In on Whitaker as Acting AG [Video]SCOTUS Denies Request to Weigh In on Whitaker as Acting AG  00:58

Multiple lawsuits are fighting Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting Attorney General because he wasn't Senate-confirmed in his previous role.

Newsy Studio - Published

Senate Democrats Call For Justice Dept. To Probe Whitaker [Video]Senate Democrats Call For Justice Dept. To Probe Whitaker  00:44

Business Insider reports Senate Democrats on Friday sent a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general to call for an ethics probe for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. The letter..

Wochit - Published

House Judiciary Pushing For Whitaker To Testify In January [Video]House Judiciary Pushing For Whitaker To Testify In January  00:47

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker already committed to testifying, but he's suggested pushing the date back to mid-February.

Rumble - Published

House Judiciary Pushing for Whitaker to Testify in January [Video]House Judiciary Pushing for Whitaker to Testify in January  00:46

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker already committed to testifying, but he's suggested pushing the date back to mid-February.

Newsy Studio - Published

Rod Rosenstein To Step Down [Video]Rod Rosenstein To Step Down  00:39

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is planning to leave the Justice Department shortly after William Barr is confirmed. Barr is the President's nominee for attorney general. A source said..

Wochit News - Published

Senate Panel Sets Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General Nominee [Video]Senate Panel Sets Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General Nominee  00:31

According to Reuters, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said it would hold confirmation hearings on Jan. 15 and 16 for Attorney General nominee William Barr. Barr has come under fire from Democrats..

Wochit - Published

Report: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker’s Claim Of Being Named Academic All-American Is Incorrect [Video]Report: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker’s Claim Of Being Named Academic All-American Is Incorrect  01:16

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's resume claim is being questioned.

Geo Beats - Published

U.S. Acting Attorney General Made False Claim On Resume [Video]U.S. Acting Attorney General Made False Claim On Resume  00:39

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker falsely claimed a university honor in government documents. Whitaker said he was honored as an Academic All-American while playing football at the..

Wochit - Published

Trump Calls Report About Him 'Lashing Out' At Acting AG Matt Whitaker 'Fake News' [Video]Trump Calls Report About Him 'Lashing Out' At Acting AG Matt Whitaker 'Fake News'  00:33

President Trump on Monday called a recent report about him “lashing out” at Acting Attorney General Matthew Whittaker “Fake News.”

Geo Beats - Published

Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case [Video]Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case  00:53

President Trump has reportedly expressed his anger at acting attorney general Matt Whitaker over developments in the case against the president’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. President..

Geo Beats - Published

Trump Is Already Unloading On Acting AG Matt Whitaker [Video]Trump Is Already Unloading On Acting AG Matt Whitaker  00:56

CNN reports that at least twice in the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has vented to his acting attorney general, angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President's actions in crimes..

Wochit - Published

Despite the Conflict Of Interest, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Will Oversee The Mueller Probe [Video]Despite the Conflict Of Interest, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Will Oversee The Mueller Probe  00:37

According to Business Insider, A senior DOJ ethics official reportedly advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe, but did not offer a formal..

Wochit - Published

Whitaker Reportedly Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Russia Probe [Video]Whitaker Reportedly Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Russia Probe  01:11

Media outlets are reporting that the acting Attorney General made the decision after speaking with Justice Department ethics officials.

Rumble - Published

Memo by Trump's AG pick alarms Democrats [Video]Memo by Trump's AG pick alarms Democrats  01:54

Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate are sounding alarms about the special counsel’s investigation into possible Russia election meddling, saying President Donald Trump’s pick for the next attorney..

Reuters Studio - Published

Justice Department: Whitaker will not recuse himself from Russia probe [Video]Justice Department: Whitaker will not recuse himself from Russia probe  07:16

The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not recuse himself in the Russia probe. At the same time, President Trump's pick to replace Whitaker, William Barr, is facing..

CBSN - Published

Reports: Whitaker Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Probe [Video]Reports: Whitaker Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Probe  01:11

Media outlets are reporting that the acting Attorney General made the decision after speaking with Justice Department ethics officials.

Newsy Studio - Published

Bill Barr penned memo critical of Mueller probe, acting AG won't recuse [Video]Bill Barr penned memo critical of Mueller probe, acting AG won't recuse  05:48

Bill Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, wrote a memo in June critical of part of Robert Mueller's probe into whether the president obstructed justice. Also, Acting Attorney General..

CBS News - Published

New Acting Attorney General Allowed To Oversee Mueller Investigation [Video]New Acting Attorney General Allowed To Oversee Mueller Investigation  00:53

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has consulted with ethics officials at the Justice Department and they have advised him he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert..

Wochit - Published

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Has Reportedly Been Cleared To Oversee The Mueller Probe By DOJ Ethics Officials [Video]Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Has Reportedly Been Cleared To Oversee The Mueller Probe By DOJ Ethics Officials  00:49

CNN reports that ethics officials at the Department of Justice have advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert..

Wochit - Published

President Trump's Attorney General Pick Criticized Robert Mueller Probe in Memo: Report [Video]President Trump's Attorney General Pick Criticized Robert Mueller Probe in Memo: Report  01:09

William Barr who is President Trump's selection for the next attorney general, sent a memo to the Department of Justice that was critical of Robert Mueller's investigation into the president according..

Veuer - Published

Valley Gun Manufacturer Affected by New Bump Stock Regulation [Video]Valley Gun Manufacturer Affected by New Bump Stock Regulation 

The regulation was signed on Dec. 18 by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

KRGV - Published

Maryland Judge to Weigh Obamacare Case [Video]Maryland Judge to Weigh Obamacare Case  00:39

According to Reuters, days after a judge in Texas declared that the Obamacare healthcare law is unconstitutional, Maryland’s Democratic attorney general on Wednesday will pursue his request that..

Wochit News - Published

Trump Administration Set To Officially Ban Bump Stocks [Video]Trump Administration Set To Officially Ban Bump Stocks  01:00

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed a federal regulation Tuesday that effectively prohibits the devices.

Rumble - Published

 

Acting AG Whitaker to testify before Congress in a hearing likely centered on Russia probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is scheduled to testify before Congress next month.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democrats: Acting AG Whitaker will testify in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify before his panel on Feb. 8. In a letter sent to Whitaker..
Seattle Times - Published

Acting Attorney General Whitaker to testify before Congress in February


Politico - Published

Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Legality of Acting Attorney General’s Appointment

The justices denied an unusual motion to consider the issue in the context of a motion to change the name of a pending case.
NYTimes.com - Published

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general

The justices were asked in November to decide if Whitaker was legally installed as the temporary successor of ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
USATODAY.com - Published

United States: Letitia James Sworn In As Attorney General Of New York - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Letitia "Tish" James was sworn in as the 67th Attorney General of New York State. Ms. James succeeds Acting Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood
Mondaq - Published

Acting AG Whitaker Praises Trump for ‘Giving Up’ Holidays While Congress ‘Went on Vacation’

During a White House cabinet meeting Wednesday, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker praised President Donald Trump for “giving up” Christmas and New Year’s holidays “while some members..
Mediaite - Published

Incoming House committee chairman threatens to subpoena acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker

Nadler, D-N.Y., said Whitaker hasn’t “gone back” on a commitment he made during a December phone call to testify in January, “but they’ve been impossible, setting dates.”
USATODAY.com - Published

Matt Whitaker Reportedly Lied on Gov’t Forms by Claiming to Be an ‘Academic All-American’ Football Player

A new article indicates that acting Attorney General *Matt Whitaker* fudged his résumé by claiming in government documents that he was named an "Academic All-American" when he used to play for the..
Mediaite - Published

Trump Lashes Out at CNN Report That He ‘Lashed Out’ at Attorney General Whitaker

President Donald Trump blasted a report that he “lashed out” at acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker over revelations made in the case against his former lawyer Michael Cohen. CNN reported last..
Mediaite - Published

Declining to Recuse, Whitaker Extends Reputation for Political Instinct

The acting attorney general’s decision not to recuse himself from the Russia probe is consistent with his reputation as an action-taker often driven by political instinct, rather than a deliberative..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Trump Reportedly ‘Lashed Out’ at Acting AG Whitaker After Being Implicated in Hush Money Scheme

President *Donald Trump* is reportedly not at all happy with Acting Attorney General *Matt Whitaker* after he failed to shield him from the fallout from the Cohen conviction and revelations.
Mediaite - Published

Acting Attorney General Whitaker Won't Recuse Himself From Mueller Inquiry

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the special counsel, continues to oversee the Russia investigation and says it'll be handled appropriately no matter who's in charge.
NPR - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Justice Department: Whitaker will not recuse himself from Russia probe

The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not recuse himself in the Russia probe. At the same time, President Trump's pick to replace Whitaker, William Barr, is facing..
CBS News - Published

Whitaker rejected advice to recuse from Russia probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker chose not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation even though a top Justice...
Deseret News - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Bill Barr penned memo critical of Mueller probe, acting AG won't recuse

Bill Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, wrote a memo in June critical of part of Robert Mueller's probe into whether the president obstructed justice. Also, Acting Attorney General..
CBS News - Published

Matthew Whitaker, acting attorney general, cleared to oversee Robert Mueller's Russia probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is cleared by Justice Department ethics officers to oversee special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
USATODAY.com - Published

Who is Matthew Whitaker? 3 things to know about the acting attorney general

Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions announced his resignation from the position Wednesday — hours after Election Day races rocked the country.
FOXNews.com - Published

Matt Whitaker Will Not Be Recused from Overseeing Mueller Investigation on Trump, Russia

Acting Attorney General *Matt Whitaker* has been told by the Justice Department that he does not need to recuse himself from *Robert Mueller*'s investigation
Mediaite - Published

Judge signals skepticism in Trump team's bid to block Obamacare suit

A U.S. judge signaled skepticism on Wednesday toward a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to block a lawsuit by the state of Maryland seeking to preserve the Obamacare law in a case that..
Reuters - Published

Comey: DOJ official reacted to Trump exoneration requests saying 'God, I was hoping that would go away'

Former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that then-Acting Attorney General Dana Boente responded to President Trump's requests for a Justice Department statement that he was not under..
FOXNews.com - Published

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

report: ny supermarkets guilty of 'rampant mislabeling' of seafood
Supermarkets across New York are pulling the old bait-and-switch on unsuspecting fish fans, according to a recent investigation by acting Attorney General and fish pun fanatic Barbara Underwood. [ more..
Gothamist - Published

After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court..
Reuters - Published

Acting attorney general defends Trump immigration crackdown

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is defending the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policies and decrying federal judges attempting to block many of them...
Seattle Times - Published

Sports Can Reveal Character, but Let's Judge Those in Public Service by Their Public Service

sports can reveal character, but let's judge those in public service by their public service
President Donald Trump's recent appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general calls to mind sports media's interest in mentioning a public figure's athletic background. It's time we did..
SI.com - Published

Don't get distracted by Barr nomination. Whitaker is still a big problem at Justice.

I left Justice because it was under attack. I'll be concerned about its independence and mission as long as Matthew Whitaker is acting attorney general.
USATODAY.com - Published

POLITICO Playbook: The national day of mourning

And Senate Democrats demand details from the DOJ on any conflicts of interest for the acting attorney general.
Politico - Published

More Than 400 Ex-DOJ Officials Call on Trump to Replace Matt Whitaker: We’re ‘Disturbed’ By His Appointment

With all the scrutiny into Acting Attorney General *Matt Whitaker*'s background, there's a statement out signed by hundreds of former DOJ officials expressing how "disturbed" they are by his..
Mediaite - Published

Matthew Whitaker Knew of Fraud Allegations at Company He Advised

Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, had much more involvement in an invention-promotion company shut down last year by federal regulators than has been previously known, internal documents..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Whitaker’s Ascent at Justice Dept. Surprised Investigators of Firm Accused of Fraud

Mr. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, sat on the board of a patent firm that was investigated by the Federal Trade Commission over accusations it bilked thousands of customers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Acting AG Whitaker backed patent marketing company even as he fielded angry complaints, papers show

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had backed a patent marketing company as a paid advisory board member even as he fielded complaints from angry consumers…
ABA Journal - Published

Acting AG Whitaker Called Trump’s News Habits ‘Dangerous’, Said He Should Release Tax Returns in Uncovered Interviews

Before being brought into the White House, acting attorney general *Matt Whitaker* was a political commentator who made comments of particular note about the Mueller probe. But it turns out he wasn't a..
Mediaite - Published

US promises nearly $17M for survivors of Las Vegas massacre

The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation's modern history, Acting Attorney General..
FOXNews.com - Published

Rosenstein’s office informed of Cohen deal before Acting AG Whitaker

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office was notified of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s plea deal at least two days before Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker received the same..
FOXNews.com - Published

Acting US attorney general talks opioids on Tennessee visit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has swung through Tennessee to laud the approach being taken against the opioid epidemic by the Trump administration. Whitaker read..
Seattle Times - Published

Nancy Pelosi - Nancy Pelosi wrong on legal debate over attorney general Matthew Whitaker

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Nancy Pelosi wrong on legal debate over attorney general Matthew WhitakerLegal challenges to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting..
PolitiFact - Published

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