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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...
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NYT: Trump asked Whitaker if he could put prosecutor in charge of Cohen probe

President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already recused himself from the probe, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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Trump reportedly asked if prosecutor could oversee Cohen probe

•See Trump react to NYT report on Whitaker •Analysis: 1 sentence that explains Trump and the Russia probe •Why Mueller cares about Donald Trump
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Trump denies asking Whitaker about Cohen probe

President Donald Trump denies asking acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if an ally could undo his recusal to investigate Michael Cohen. Trump also says he'll win multistate lawsuits challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a wall. (Feb. 19)            [Author: AP]
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Democrats drop lawsuit against former acting attorney general

Senators Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse and Mazie Hirono had sought to bar Whitaker from serving as attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution in November by depriving the Senate of its power to act on such appointments. Democrats have expressed concern that Whitaker could undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 election.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Whitaker, Mazie Hirono, Robert Mueller, Richard Blumenthal Sheldon Whitehouse


See the President react to NYT report on Whitaker

President Donald Trump denied a report from the New York Times, saying he never asked Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to interfere with the SDNY's investigation.
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NYT: Trump asked Whitaker if he could put prosecutor in charge of Cohen probe

President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already recused himself from the probe, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Whitaker Stays Put At The Justice Department In A New Role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, environmental and antitrust. Meanwhile, William Barr is spending his first full day Friday as attorney general meeting with top-lev...
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Whitaker remains at Justice Dept. but in different role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, […]
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Senate Confirms Barr As Attorney General

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm him, mostly along party lines. Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, will succeed Jeff Sessions. Trump pushed Sessions out of office last year after railing against his decision to ...
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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?
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Senate approves William Barr as Donald Trump's new attorney general

The US Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr, putting the veteran Republican lawyer in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of any ties between Mr Trump’s campaign and Russia. The vote was 54-45, primarily on a party-line basis with most Republicans backing the 68-year-old and most Democrats opposed. Democrats had expressed concern over Mr Barr's nomination out of concern he might not fully make public Mr Mueller's findings. But wi...
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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...
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House panel asks Whitaker to clarify “incomplete” testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Wednesday that many of the answers that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gave his committee in a hearing last week were “unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence,” and he is asking for further clarification. In a letter sent to Whitaker, Nadler said he will […]
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Nadler Threatens To Depose Whitaker Over Testimony ‘Contradicted By Other Evidence’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday suggested that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the committee during a recent oversight hearing.  Nadler threatened to formally depose Whitaker if the acting attorney general’s responses to certain questions weren’t clarified. “ Members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence,” Nadler wrote in a letter to Whitaker. “I have asked...
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Heated exchange takes place between Democrats and acting Attorney General Whitaker on Capitol Hill

Democrats spar with acting Attorney General Whitaker at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker goes head to head with Democratic lawmakers on

Democrats go after acting Attorney General Whitaker over his treatment of the Mueller probe.
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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...
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President Trump is not enjoying the new Washington

• Cooper takes on Whitaker's concerns about CNN reporting
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Acting AG Whitaker confirmation hearing turns into political theatre

Reaction and analysis from Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko on 'Fox & Friends.'
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Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.
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Battle is on between Trump and his Democratic foes

• Cooper takes on Whitaker's concerns about CNN reporting
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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...
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Anderson Cooper takes on Whitaker's concerns about CNN reporting

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he found it "deeply concerning" that CNN was outside of Roger Stone's house the morning of his arrest.
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Cooper takes on Whitaker's concerns about CNN reporting

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he found it "deeply concerning" that CNN was outside of Roger Stone's house the morning of his arrest.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Cooper, Whitaker, Roger Stone, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker


Whitaker Tripped Up Over Damage From Migrant Family Separations

The acting attorney general appeared stunned as the congresswoman grilled him on the “zero humanity” border policy.
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