Largely irrelevant to President Trump were the potentially vast problems posed by Whitaker’s appointment to the Justice Department’s regular law enforcement and national security activities.
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On Nov. 14, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel released a memo defending the legality of President Donald Trump’s Nov. 7 designation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Read the document in full below.
The FBI on Tuesday released its 2017 Hate Crimes Report. The document is below.
On Tuesday, in litigation related to the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the state of Maryland filed a motion to substitute the acting attorney general for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a defendant. In the motion, the state asks the judge for expedited consideration declaring Matthew Whitaker is not the lawful acting attorney general. The motion is below.
The release of the Watergate 'road map' precipitated a debate about whether the special counsel should follow a similar path. But there is another course of action.
The departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the designation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, is a crucial moment for the integrity of the Justice Department.
Has Whitaker Sought Ethics Advice on His Involvement with the Mueller Investigation? Inquiring Minds Want to Know
We’re using FOIA to find out whether the acting attorney general has consulted with career ethics experts on his involvement with the Mueller investigation. If not, that could be a major red flag.
On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.
Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller is challenging the constitutionality of the special counsel’s appointment in his appeal of a contempt order.