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THIS WEEK: Judge Issues Gag Order In Stone Case, Mueller Probe Winding Down

In a turn of events that is pure 2019, Judge Amy Berman Jackson this week issued a full gag order in Roger Stone’s federal criminal case over one of his Instagram posts. Stone’s since-deleted President’s Day post happened to feature a photo of Berman Jackson herself, next to crosshairs. At a wild Thursday hearing, Stone repeatedly apologized for his “stupidity,” sparring with Berman Jackson over claims he made to the media that he was simply sharing a Celtic symbol or symbol of the occult, or th...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, Fbi, House, New York Times, Doj, Irs, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone


After Whitaker Squabble, Nadler Says More DOJ Subpoenas Might Be Necessary

Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is not going to let his executive privilege tussle with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker go. Nadler on Friday sent the White House and Attorney General Bill Barr a letter addressing claims made by the Justice Department about invoking executive privilege, a legal protection that allows conversations the President has with advisors to stay confidential. The letter is the latest missive in a weeks-long squabble over the committee’s demands that Whitak...
Tags: News, White House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Committee, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, Whitaker, Department, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, Executive Privilege, Nadler, Jerry Nadler


Trump Rants About ‘False’ NYT Report Again: ‘They Are A True ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared the New York Times to be “the true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” after its blockbuster report on Trump’s attempt to meddle in the Michael Cohen probe. The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019 According to the Times, Trump had called acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to get a pro-Trump prosecutor to lead the investigation into Cohen, the President’s former fixer...
Tags: News, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump, Livewire, Times Trump, Cristina Cabrera, Matt Whitaker


Trump's outrageous effort to undermine his investigators

In the wake of The New York Times report that President Trump asked Matt Whitaker if a US attorney who had already recused himself could un-recuse himself from the Cohen probe, Michael D'Antonio asks: How many will be corrupted, plead guilty, endure convictions or be sent to prison before the legal and political systems end the slow-motion national tragedy that is the Trump administration?
Tags: US, Cnn, New York Times, Trump, Cohen, Michael D Antonio, Matt Whitaker


Burnett: NYT report about Trump is 'explosive'

New York Times reported that President Donald Trump asked Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to put a Trump-supporting, recused US attorney in charge of the investigation into Michael Cohen. CNN's Erin Burnett reports on the "explosive charges."
Tags: News, US, New York Times, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Erin Burnett, BURNETT, Matt Whitaker


Erin Burnett: Charges in NYT report are 'explosive'

New York Times reported that President Donald Trump asked Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to put a Trump-supporting, recused US attorney in charge of the investigation into Michael Cohen. CNN's Erin Burnett reports on the "explosive charges."
Tags: News, US, New York Times, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Erin Burnett, Matt Whitaker


Trump Denies Trying To Interfere In Cohen Probe: ‘I Don’t Know Who Gave You That’

President Donald Trump denied reporting from the New York Times Tuesday that he called then-acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to try to install a Trump ally at the head of the Michael Cohen probe. “No, not at all,” he told reporters Tuesday when asked if he had done that. “I don’t know who gave you that. That’s more fake news.” He continued to talk about the abundance of fake news circulating and waxed lyrical about Whitaker’s person, saying that he is owed “a lot of thanks by our nation....
Tags: News, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Whitaker, Berman, Michael Cohen, Matthew Whitaker, Matt Whitaker, Geoffrey Berman, Kate Riga, TV Clip


Trump DOJ Meddling Included Whitaker Call Seeking New Prosecutor On Cohen Probe

President Trump’s repeated efforts to meddle with Justice Department investigations into him and his inner circle included a phone call to then acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker asking for an ally to be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The report lays out several previously unknown episodes showcasing the private attempts by Trump and his supporters to impede the Cohen investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Acc...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Paul ryan, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Obstruction, James Comey, Trump


Trump DOJ Meddling Included Whitaker Call Seeking New Prosector On Cohen Probe

President Trump’s repeated efforts to meddle with Justice Department investigations into him and his inner circle included a phone call to then acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker asking for an ally to be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The report lays out several previously unknown episodes showcasing the private attempts by Trump and his supporters to impede the Cohen investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Acc...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Cohen, Whitaker, Berman, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller


Acting Attorney General Whitaker job hunts as new DOJ head moves in

Thursday's confirmation of William Barr as the next attorney general has forced a question that's left many in Washington stumped: where will Matt Whitaker go?
Tags: Washington, Cnn, Doj, Whitaker, William Barr, Matt Whitaker


Transportation Dept Official Is Barr’s Top Pick For Rosenstein Replacement

A top Transportation Department official who also served in the George W. Bush administration is a top contender to replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once he steps aside, CNN reported. Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy Transportation Department secretary, is attorney general nominee William Barr’s top pick, multiple sources familiar with the talks told CNN. Rosen was confirmed by the Senate in 2017 and previously served as an attorney for the Transportation Department and in the Office o...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Russia, Cnn, George W Bush, Whitaker, Transportation Department, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Rosen, Barr, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Jeffrey Rosen, Rod Rosenstein


Stone Demands Hearing On Conspiracy Theory Mueller Tipped Off CNN About Arrest

Roger Stone requested Wednesday that a judge hold a hearing on the conspiracy theory that CNN was tipped off about his arrest before it happened last month. CNN has denied getting any such tip, and even published a story going through the clues it used to put together that the arrest might be happening the morning of Friday, Jan. 25. Nonetheless, the theory has been touted by Stone, his allies, and even Republican lawmakers. Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker fanned the flames by saying a ...
Tags: News, Cnn, Republican, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Matt Whitaker, Muckraker


Chris Wallace Checks Mulvaney On Laughing At Matt Whitaker’s Rude Behavior

Mulvaney chuckles and complains that inquiries like the acting attorney general's hearing "punch Trump in the face."
Tags: News, Trump, Chris Wallace, Mulvaney, Matt Whitaker


Chris Wallace Checks Mick Mulvaney On Laughing At Matt Whitaker’s Rude Behavior

Mulvaney chuckles and complains that inquiries like the acting attorney general's hearing "punch Trump in the face."
Tags: News, Trump, Chris Wallace, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney, Matt Whitaker


Whitaker’s Hearing Was Part Of His Audition For Trump’s Chief Of Staff

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, who drew gasps at his contentious House Judiciary hearing Friday, will need a new job upon the expected confirmation of Trump attorney general nominee Bill Barr next week. According to a Saturday report in The Atlantic, the “aloofness and disdain for tradition” that Whitaker displayed at his testimony Friday was part of his audition to become Trump’s next chief of staff. Whitaker, who signaled that he was prepared to cite executive privilege, dodged key q...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Atlantic, Justice Department, Trump, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, House Judiciary, Rod Rosenstein


Trump: Dems Were ‘Vicious And Totally Showed Their Cards’ During Whitaker Hearing

President Donald Trump reacted in a Saturday morning tweet to Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s heated House Judiciary grilling Friday. Trump took aim at Democrats for being “vicious” towards Whitaker. The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win! — Donald J. Tru...
Tags: News, Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, House Judiciary, Livewire, Matt Whitaker, Summer Concepcion


Twitter Reacts To Jeff Bezos’ Tabloid Tale

Blackmail is no joke but these tweets are So in the realm of crazy things that have happened in the news lately, one of the weirder ones was Jeff Bezos writing an article to get ahead of a story that National Enquirer was going to break later. Well, let’s not call it a story. Let’s call it what it is, which is extortion and blackmail. Basically, the National Enquirer threatened Bezos with some sensitive photos of the billionaires jewels. No... not those jewels, those jewels. And while bla...
Tags: Humor, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Whitaker, Bezos, National Inquirer, Pecker, Kara Calavera, Matt Whitaker, Anonymous White House, Kelci Grammar, Trump Feds


PB Curry, Religious Leaders Overshadowed at Prayer Breakfast

This year’s National Prayer Breakfast, held on February 7, received widespread coverage from many news outlets on account of the presence of the President and Vice-President. Religion News Service described the guest list thus: “In addition to Trump, Coons and Lankford, political attendees included Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.; Secretary of State Michael Pompeo; ...
Tags: Washington, Religion, America, House, Jesus, Nancy Pelosi, Curry, Corinthians, Trump, Mike Pence, State, Calif, PAUL, Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, Kevin McCarthy


People Who Had A Better Day Than Matt Whitaker — See Also

JEFF BEZOS IS GETTING BLACKMAILED OVER HIS PENIS PICS: And still had a better day than Matt Whitaker. LAW STUDENTS UNABLE TO PAY RENT AFTER SCHOOL GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP: Had a better day than Matt Whitaker. LAWYERS REALIZING THEY'RE GETTING SLAMMED BY TRUMP'S NEW TAXES: Had a better day than Matt Whitaker. PEOPLE WHO MAKE LAW SCHOOL MEMES: Had an infinitely better day than Matt Whitaker. MCGUIREWOODS PARTNER WHO CALLED OUT BLACKFACE IN REAL TIME WHEN HE WAS IN COLLEGE: Had a better day, and...
Tags: Law, Jeff Bezos, Matt Whitaker, See Also


Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker's fiery hearing before the House Judiciary Committee

On Friday, February 8, acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker testified before the House Judiciary Committee.
Tags: News, House Judiciary Committee, Matt Whitaker


Rep. Jayapal Trips Up Matt Whitaker Over Damage From Migrant Family Separations

The acting AG appeared stunned as Jayapal grilled him on the “zero humanity” border policy and how it hurt kids.
Tags: News, AG, Jayapal, Matt Whitaker


Whitaker: 'I don't believe we were tracking' family separations

During a fiery hearing Friday, acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker conceded that the administration was not tracking prosecutions of parents and legal guardians separated from children after being apprehended at the US-Mexico border.
Tags: US, Cnn, Whitaker, Matt Whitaker


Democrats threaten 'not credible' Matt Whitaker with subpoena – live

Acting attorney general is first Trump cabinet official to be brought before panel led by DemocratsSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 8.41pm GMT One of our readers rightly points out that the political crisis in Virginia is not unique to Democrats, even if their top leaders have been at its center. The top Republican in the state Senate is also facing controversy over racist photographs and slurs uncovered from a college yearbook at the time he was its editor. The se...
Tags: Republicans, Virginia, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, state Senate, AG, Matthew Whitaker, Jerrold Nadler, Norment, Trump Administration


Lawmaker's impassioned plea to Whitaker

During a House Judicial Committee oversight hearing, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker conceded that the administration was not tracking prosecutions of parents and legal guardians separated from children after being apprehended at the US-Mexico border.
Tags: News, US, Stories, Whitaker, House Judicial Committee, Matt Whitaker


Matt Whitaker claims 'no family separation policy' under Trump – live

Acting attorney general is first Trump cabinet official to be brought before panel led by DemocratsSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 8.15pm GMT Taking a little breather from the Whitaker hearing to drop in on the very complex political situation in Virginia.You might recall the state’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, is refusing calls to resign amid a controversy over blackface; then his attorney general also admitted to wearing blackface, and the lieutenant gov...
Tags: Republicans, Virginia, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Whitaker, Mark Herring, Ralph Northam, Trump Administration, Matt Whitaker, Justin Fairfax


Matt Whitaker Offers Bogus Denial Of Existence Of Family Separation Policy

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker denied Friday that the Trump administration had a policy of family separation, despite internal memos showing that the administration had contemplated that its so-called “zero tolerance” policy would prompt migrant families to be separated. The claim drew gasps in the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. It came during an impassioned line of questioning from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) about involvement of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Whitake...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Dhs, Doj, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Whitaker, HHS, House Judiciary Committee, Government Accountability Office, Sen Jeff Merkley, Jayapal, Matt Whitaker, Kirstjen Nielsen, Pramila Jayapal D WA, Muckraker


Acting AG doesn't answer 'witch hunt' question

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker repeatedly clashed with Democrats in a combative hearing Friday in which he told lawmakers he has not interfered with the special counsel investigation that he oversees.
Tags: News, Stories, Acting AG, Matt Whitaker


Matt Whitaker Avoids Subpoena Fight Then Dodges Key Questions From Dems

With Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stepping back from his subpoena threats, acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was able to avoid answering a number of key questions posed by Democrats at a committee hearing Friday. The hearing had shaped up as potentially the first major confrontation between the new Democratic House majority and the Trump administration. At stake were the power of Congress to conduct oversight versus the president’s power to invoke executive privilege. More parti...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Cnn, House, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Whitaker, Stone, Mueller, Doug Collins, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Jerry Nadler


Whitaker Denies Trump Lashed Out At Him About DOJ Probe

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker denied reports that President Trump lashed out at him about the Michael Cohen case, in which the Trump was alluded to as “individual 1.” Whitaker at first attempted to dodge answering the question directly, pointing instead to Trump’s tweet denying the report. With more pressing from Rep.  David Cicilline (D-RI), Whitaker denied that the President lashed out at him about Cohen’s guilty plea, denied that anyone lashed out at him on Trump’s behalf, and deni...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Cnn, Manhattan, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Cohen, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, Matt Whitaker, Trump Tower Moscow, Muckraker, Trump the president, David Cicilline D RI Whitaker