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WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON— Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH’-zen-styn). Whitaker was appointed Nov. 7 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON  — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON | Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON | Trump on new acting AG: “I don’t know Matt Whitaker”

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is moving to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker as he faces criticism over his choice for acting attorney general. Trump told reporters Friday “I don’t know Matt Whitaker” and said he didn’t speak with Whitaker about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Whitaker has made public comments critical of Mueller’s investigation, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump on new acting AG: “I don’t know Matt Whitaker”

WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions‘ departure as attorney general (all times local): 10:05 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the exit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “not a constitutional crisis.” Sessions’ former chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, is now acting attorney general and has authority to oversee the remainder of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

WASHINGTON | With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move Wednesday has potentially ominous implications for special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

WASHINGTON | Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move has potentially ominous implications for special counsel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump