Raw Story— A former White House lawyer said President Donald Trump had violated constitutional law by appointing a new acting attorney general. Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general in the Obama administration, called Matthew Whitaker a Trump “lackey” who was not legally authorized to oversee the Department of Justice because he has not been confirmed in any capacity by the U.S. Senate. “He could do immense damage,” Katyal said. “He may have already done it, just …
The Daily Signal—Democrats Protest Trump’s Naming Critic of Mueller Probe as Acting Attorney General. With Jeff Sessions’ resignation Wednesday as attorney general, Democrats immediately began attacking his interim replacement. President Donald Trump tapped Sessions’ chief of staff, Matt Whitaker,... Read More The post Democrats Protest Trump’s Naming Critic of Mueller Probe as Acting Attorney General appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Quartz—All the times Robert Mueller’s new boss railed against the Russia probe: Matthew Whitaker has said he has “a lot of respect” for Mueller, but he also has a long history of criticizing Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.. Whitaker has opposed Muellers investigation since before it began.
www.nj.com—Christie on Trump's list for attorney general? Here's what he's had to say about the Mueller probe.. Trump has called Mueller's Russia investigation a witch hunt. Here's what Christie has had to say about Mueller.