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Top Democrat warns acting U.S. attorney general about Russia probe

A top Democratic lawmaker warned U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday not to dodge questions about the Russia investigation when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee,..
Reuters - Published

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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.

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Trump Administration Set to Officially Ban Bump Stocks [Video]Trump Administration Set to Officially Ban Bump Stocks  00:59

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

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U.S. acting attorney general to testify before House panel on February 8

U.S. acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, whose unorthodox appointment by President Donald Trump has raised concerns among Democrats about the future of the U.S.-Russia probe, will testify before..
Reuters - Published

U.S. high court rebuffs challenge to Trump appointee Whitaker

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed out of the fight over whether President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful by rejecting a motion relating to..
Reuters - Published

House Democrats tussle with acting AG Whitaker over testimony date

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are locked in a dispute with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker over scheduling a date for him to testify to lawmakers amid concerns about his..
Reuters - Published

Mueller investigation: Democrats threaten to subpoena acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker

Judiciary Committee members fear Whitaker could limit scope of investigation into Trump's presidential campaign
Independent - Published

Senior Justice Department officials believe Trump's acting attorney general should have recused himself from Mueller probe

Department splits over whether Matthew Whitaker's involvement in Trump-Russia investigation is acceptable
Independent - 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

Judge to examine Whitaker appointment in U.S. asylum policy case

A federal judge on Monday is set to consider whether President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, part of a broader lawsuit..
Reuters - 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

Justice Department's Whitaker to appear before House panel in January

U.S. acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to appear before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in January, after Democrats take control of the congressional chamber, two..
Reuters - Published

Congressional Democrats press for hearings on Trump Foundation

Two senior Democratic investigators in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday they want to hear testimony from officials of President Donald Trump's family foundation and a separate nonprofit group that..
Reuters - Published

FTC to brief lawmakers on subpoena targeting Matthew Whitaker

The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday the agency will brief members of a Senate panel on the matter of a subpoena it issued last year that Matthew Whitaker, now the acting..
Reuters - Published

Democrats file major lawsuit against Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general

The lawsuit is most high-profile litigation against president's decision to appoint Mr Whitaker
Independent - Published

Democratic senators sue to block Trump acting attorney general

Three Democratic senators launched a new legal challenge on Monday to President Donald Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, accusing Trump of depriving the U.S. Senate of its..
Reuters - Published

Democratic senators sue to challenge Trump's Whitaker appointment

Three Democratic senators filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of illegally appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he will not intervene if 'politically astute' Whitaker moves to limit Mueller's Russia investigation

President backs new acting attorney general in wide-ranging interview
Independent - Published

Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case set to ask the justices..
Reuters - Published

Matthew Whitaker: Trump's acting attorney general once backed a time-travel cryptocurrency

Matthew Whitaker served on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which also once marketed a toilet for 'well-endowed men'
Independent - Published

Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting attorney general comfortable with Russia probe

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who now oversees a probe into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia, told him..
Reuters - Published

Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, rejecting the views..
Reuters - Published

DoJ approves Whitaker as Trump’s acting attorney-general

Decision cited an Act allowing presidents to temporarily replace officials who resign
FT.com - Published

DoJ says Trump’s acting attorney-general appointment was legal

Opinion cites a law allowing presidents to temporarily replace officials who resign
FT.com - Published

U.S. acting Attorney General will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with senior ethics officials about any matters that could warrant his recusal, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Monday, after critics..
Reuters - Published

City of San Francisco threatens court action over Trump's acting Attorney General

San Francisco's city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting Attorney General, saying in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice that his office may take court action if..
Reuters - Published

Democrats demand Whitaker step back from Mueller probe

New House majority vows to prevent any interference from acting attorney-general
FT.com - Published

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