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Democratic Senators Challenge Whitaker Appointment in Court

Democratic Senators Challenge Whitaker Appointment in Court

Matthew G. Whitaker, the acting attorney general who now oversees the special counsel, is widely seen as a Trump loyalist.
Senators are suing to get "unconfirmed lackey" Matt Whitaker’s appointment declared unconstitutional

Senators are suing to get "unconfirmed lackey" Matt Whitaker’s appointment declared unconstitutional

"The stakes are too high to allow the president to install an unconfirmed lackey ... whose stated purpose, apparently, is undermining a major investigation into the president"
The legal challenge to the acting attorney general’s appointment is a trap

The legal challenge to the acting attorney general’s appointment is a trap

On Monday, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), filed a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney
Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

President Trump’s lawyers have handed over his responses to questions from the special counsel about any possible conspiracy with Russia’s 2016 election interference.
Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

President Trump stoked his enmity for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race and since taking office has publicly and privately revisited the idea of prosecuting her.
Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

President Trump stoked his enmity for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race and since taking office has publicly and privately revisited the idea of prosecuting her.
Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

President Trump’s lawyers have handed over his responses to questions from the special counsel about any possible conspiracy with Russia’s 2016 election interference.
Who Helped Give $1.2 Million to President Trump's New Acting Attorney General?

Who Helped Give $1.2 Million to President Trump's New Acting Attorney General?

When President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month, people started looking more closely at the man who was appointed to take his place, acting Attorney General Matthew
Sheldon Whitehouse Requests Special Counsel Investigate Matthew Whitaker for Hatch Act Violations

Sheldon Whitehouse Requests Special Counsel Investigate Matthew Whitaker for Hatch Act Violations

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is asking the Office of the Special Counsel to investigate potential Hatch Act breaches by "then-chief of staff to the Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker."
How Long Before Trump Destroys the Rule of Law?

How Long Before Trump Destroys the Rule of Law?

White House counsel Don McGahn looks on as President Trump prepares to pardon Boxer Jack Johnson in the Oval Office with actor Sylvester Stallone, looking on, in May.
5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again

5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again

A Bitcoin facility in Quebec. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were supposed to help solve real-world problems, but so far the real world hasn’t had much use for them.
5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again

5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again

A Bitcoin facility in Quebec. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were supposed to help solve real-world problems, but so far the real world hasn’t had much use for them.
Trump Administration Quietly Backs Off on Deporting Vietnamese Immigrants

Trump Administration Quietly Backs Off on Deporting Vietnamese Immigrants

An American soldier watching South Vietnamese refugees crowding a United States Navy boat off the coast of Vietnam in 1975. Most of the Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the United States before
Jerome Corsi, Friend of Roger Stone, Is in Plea Talks With Mueller

Jerome Corsi, Friend of Roger Stone, Is in Plea Talks With Mueller

Jerome Corsi, a friend of the Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., in October 2008 in Kenya. He has denied misleading investigators about his knowledge of actions by WikiLeaks.
Jerome Corsi, Friend of Roger Stone, Is in Plea Talks With Mueller

Jerome Corsi, Friend of Roger Stone, Is in Plea Talks With Mueller

Jerome Corsi, a friend of the Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., in October 2008 in Kenya. He has denied misleading investigators about his knowledge of actions by WikiLeaks.
Trump Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban

Trump Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban

Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco told the Supreme Court that prompt action was required to ensure that it could rule on the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service before its
Trump Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban

Trump Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban

Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco told the Supreme Court that prompt action was required to ensure that it could rule on the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service before its
Dershowitz: The Mueller report will be “devastating” for Trump

Dershowitz: The Mueller report will be “devastating” for Trump

Meh. The post Dershowitz: The Mueller report will be “devastating” for Trump appeared first on Hot Air.
Justice Department fights lawsuit to unseal Julian Assange indictment

Justice Department fights lawsuit to unseal Julian Assange indictment

The charges were hinted at unintentionally in an unrelated case. The post Justice Department fights lawsuit to unseal Julian Assange indictment appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Prosecutors from the special counsel’s office have said that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement by lying to them after he agreed to cooperate with their inquiry.