US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

Publisher: Vox

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10 Nov 2018

Matthew Whitaker advised Donald Trump on investigating Hillary Clinton

Matthew Whitaker, whom President Donald Trump named as his acting attorney general on Wednesday, privately provided advice to the president last year on how the White House might be able to pressure the Justice Department to investigate the president’s political adversaries, Vox has learned.
Matthew Whitaker, whom President Donald Trump named as his acting attorney general on Wednesday, privately provided...

Publisher: The Guardian

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10 Nov 2018

Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam

Matthew Whitaker was paid to sit on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered in May this year to pay a $26m settlement following legal action by federal authorities, which said it tricked aspiring inventors.
Matthew Whitaker was paid to sit on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered in May this year to...

Publisher: NYTimes

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9 Nov 2018

Acting Attorney General Once Declared Courts ‘Inferior’ and Criticized Supreme Court’s Power

Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School constitutional law professor, said that Mr. Whitaker’s expressed views of the Constitution and the role of the courts “are extreme and the overall picture he presents would have virtually no scholarly support” and would be “destabilizing” to society if he used the power of the attorney general to advance them.
Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School constitutional law professor, said that Mr. Whitaker’s expressed views of the...

Publisher: NYTimes

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8 Nov 2018

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

President Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him with a loyalist who will now take charge of the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference, a defiant move just a day after a midterm election loss.
President Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him with a loyalist who will now...

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