Issues With Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Appointment/Nomination
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Since I’ve posted “Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns, At President Trump’s Request” on Nov. 7, 2018, I’ve received quite a few alarmed emails and/or texts from various worried readers. So, please allow me to point out that a principal officer, such as Attorney General, must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate under its “Advice and Consent” powers, according to the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2.,rather than just being appointed by the president. I would like to share some of the analysis of various scholars or legislators who are familiar with the potential ramifications and procedures of the firing of Jeff Sessions and appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting Attorney General, setting off the beginning stage of a constitutional crisis. Former Solicitor General Neal Katyal stated that the safety check would be placing the regulation that would require the reporting to Congress if the Acting Attorney General would either terminate Mueller investigation or restrict Mueller investigation by reducing budget or any other method.
Allow me to remind us: it is very fortuitous that we do now have Democrats controlling the House.
President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG. Former Solicitor General Neal Katyal tells Ari Melber that Whitaker, who will now oversee the Mueller probe, is a “constitutional nobody” and breaks down how he could be stopped, in the video “DOJ Insider Explains How Donald Trump’s New AG Could Be Stopped” below:
CNN’s Jake Tapper reacts to the the firing of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in the video “Tapper: We’re in a slow-motion ‘Saturday Night Massacre’” below:
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