Broadcasting the decision, President Trump tweeted on Wednesday: “We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well (sic). … [Read more...] about US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns At President Trump’s Request; Matthew Whitaker Appointed Acting Attorney General
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“Your decision this week to dismiss Attorney General Jeff Sessions and name a Justice Department staff member, Mr. Matthew Whitaker, as Acting Attorney General raises a number of questions regarding the propriety and even the constitutionality of that action,” he said. “ I am writing to request answers to questions about the motivations behind this appointment and your authority to make it. “ … [Read more...] about Schumer to Trump: Why Is Whitaker Acting Attorney General?
Schumer sent a letter to the Justice Department on Sunday along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats that calls for Lee Lofthus, an assistant attorney general and the department's chief ethics officer, to disclose whether he had advised Whitaker to recuse himself from oversight of the probe. … [Read more...] about Democrats Seek Ways to Protect Mueller Probe From Acting Attorney General Whitaker
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