Donald Trump’s Former Attorney General Defends Him On Fox News By Saying ‘Abuse Of Power Is Not A Crime’

Donald Trump’s former attorney general floated a controversial defense of the president as he faces a fast-moving impeachment inquiry, saying that Trump’s “abuse of power is not a crime.” Matthew Whitaker, who served as acting attorney general following Jeff Sessions, appeared on Fox News on Tuesday after potentially devastating testimony against Trump from the acting […]

Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Quits

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker quit his job over the weekend, just weeks after the new attorney general was sworn in, according to NBC News. Whitaker had served as the senior counselor at the Justice Department after Attorney General William Barr was sworn in on February 14. The former Iowa prosecutor served as chief […]

Matthew Whitaker May Have Revealed Donald Trump’s Pardon Plans In Little-Noticed Moment From His Testimony

Matthew Whitaker generated plenty of news for his testimony before congress this week, but one overlooked moment that seemed to generate little attention at the time may have revealed some of Donald Trump’s plans to issue pardons related to the Russia investigation. The acting attorney general appeared this week before the House Judiciary Committee, where […]

Matthew Whitaker Mocked For Heading Straight To Trump Hotel After Hearing: ‘He Had To Report Back To Daddy’

Matthew Whitaker’s contentious congressional hearing was already generating plenty of fodder for anti-Trump portions of the internet to mock, and a report that the beleaguered attorney general headed straight to Trump Hotel after his testimony has kicked it into overdrive. Whitaker, whom critics believe was hand-picked by Donald Trump to serve as the temporary replacement […]

Matthew Whitaker’s Snap At Nadler Generates Intense Twitter Backlash For Acting Attorney General

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker spent Friday morning testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee and there were numerous buzzworthy moments throughout the hours of his testimony. While Whitaker resisted answering many questions during the session, a moment where he essentially snapped at Committee Chairman Representative Jerry Nadler generated an especially fierce response from […]

Matthew Whitaker Denies Interfering In Russia Probe, Refuses To Disclose White House Conversations

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has denied claims that he is attempting to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election collusion. As USA Today reports, Whitaker made this denial on Friday during his hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. “I have not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation,” he […]

US House Judiciary Committee Seeks Subpoena For Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s Testimony

House Democrats are prepared to subpoena Matthew Whitaker if it appears that the acting attorney general is not forthcoming with his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Friday, Reuters reports. Whitaker’s upcoming appearance will center around communications he had with the Trump White House and his unwillingness to recuse himself from his role in oversight […]

Trump’s Acting AG Matt Whitaker Twice Lied On Resume, Claiming To Be ‘Academic All-American,’ Reports ‘WSJ’

Donald Trump chose Matthew Whitaker to serve as “acting” United States attorney general in November after firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions due to Sessions’ recusal from the investigation into Trump’s Russia connections, according to the Washington Post. But Whitaker was immediately at the center of controversy on several fronts. On Wednesday, a new scandal hit […]

Adam Schiff: ‘We Are Going To Scrutinize Every Single Action By Matt Whitaker’

Incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff vowed Sunday that “every single action by Matt Whitaker” will be scrutinized, the Hill reports. Schiff came on CNN‘s State of the Union to discuss rumors pertaining to President Donald Trump’s relationship with his Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Trump allegedly “lashed […]

Trump Reportedly ‘Lashed Out’ At Whitaker For Letting Prosecutors File Charges That Make Him ‘Look Bad’

President Donald Trump “lashed out” at acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker for letting prosecutors file charges that make him “look bad,” according to a new report from CNN. Trump was reportedly angry about federal prosecutors referencing his allegedly illegal actions in the case against his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. As previously reported by […]

Whitaker Does Not Have To Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe, ‘CNN’ Reports

Amid the reports Thursday that President Trump’s nominated attorney general, William Barr, wrote a specific memo about Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation — there’s other news about the recusal chances of a Trump attorney general pick. Matthew Whitaker, who is serving as acting attorney general following the resignation of Jeff Sessions last month, has been […]

Nick Ayers, Thought To Be Trump’s Next Chief Of Staff, Won’t Take Job After All

After it was announced late last week that current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would be departing by the end of this year, many began to speculate who President Donald Trump would pick to replace him. A leading contender for the role, however, has just bowed out. Nick Ayers, who currently serves as […]

Hundreds Of Justice Department Lawyers Want Matthew Whitaker Removed As Acting AG

More than 400 lawyers and staffers who work at the Department of Justice have asked for Matthew Whitaker to be removed as acting Attorney General, according to USA Today. They all signed a statement that leaves no question about what they think of Trump’s decision to give the post to Whitaker, who served as the […]

Trump Happy With Whitaker, In No Rush To Name New Attorney General, ‘Bloomberg’ Reports

After accepting the resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the day after election day and naming Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, President Trump is in no hurry to name a permanent replacement, despite pressure from other elected officials. That’s according to a Bloomberg News report published Wednesday morning. According to the piece […]

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Made Nearly $1 Million At A Secretive Right-Leaning Nonprofit

Newly-appointed acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker was paid nearly a million dollars by a conservative political group that doesn’t reveal its donors. Financial disclosure forms reveal that he took $904,000, a majority of his income since 2016, from the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), Business Insider reports. The disclosure raises questions about […]

Dem Rep Says Trump Doesn’t Get He’s Not A ‘Medieval King’

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and while many Americans are dreaming about what to serve as side dishes for dinner (alongside the turkey, of course), one Democratic lawmaker in the House of Representatives is saying that the president may believe we are meant to serve him at his every wish and whim. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Connecticut) opined […]

Charles Schumer Calls For DOJ Probe Into Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s White House Connections

Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, spoke with the watchdog for the Justice Department on Tuesday. His goal was to push for an investigation into communications that had taken place between acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and the White House, according to a report by Business Insider. Schumer has called on the Justice […]

Dem Senators Sue Trump, Challenge Constitutionality Of Acting AG Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment

Three Democratic U.S. Senators have filed an official complaint against the president and his acting attorney general, alleging that the individual President Donald Trump appointed to fill that role was placed there improperly and illegally. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) filed a lawsuit against acting Attorney General Matthew […]

In Tweet, Trump Changes Schiff’s Name To ‘Little Adam Schitt’ — The Lawmaker Responds

President Donald Trump on Sunday took aim at a representative of Congress whom he’s frequently clashed with on Twitter — only this time, the president apparently altered the Congressman’s name to make it sound like a curse word. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) spoke on Sunday about the need to determine whether Trump’s temporary appointment to […]

Trump Talks Whitaker’s Views On Russia Probe: ‘What Do You Do When A Person’s Right?’

In an interview with Fox News Chris Wallace broadcast Sunday, President Donald Trump touched upon his acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s views on Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Raw Story reports. When asked if he was aware of Whitaker’s views on Mueller’s investigation into collusion and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, the president […]

Trump’s Pick For Acting AG Riles Up Members Of His Own Republican Party

An ad put out by a group of conservatives takes aim at President Donald Trump’s recent appointment of Matthew Whitaker to serve as the temporary head of the Department of Justice. Whitaker’s ascension to become the acting Attorney General “cannot be trusted” to oversee an important investigation involving Russia’s meddling in our elections, the group […]

Whitaker Will Not Terminate Mueller Probe, ‘AP’ Reports

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not terminate special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, the Associated Press reports. According to a government official who spoke to the news agency under the condition of anonymity, Matthew Whitaker told Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in a Thursday meeting […]

Dems Say Matthew Whitaker Was Involved In A ‘Masculine Toilet’ Patent Scam

Matthew Whitaker, Donald Trump’s pick to at least temporarily replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has a sketchy past which includes being part of the advisory board for a company called World Patent Marketing which promoted some products like the Masculine Toilet, which is a commode for men who are particularly well endowed. Vanity Fair reports […]

Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Illegal

The state of Maryland says that Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as Acting Attorney General is “illegal and unconstitutional,” according to USA Today. Through court documents, Maryland’s Attorney General Brian Frosh called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to be appointed over Matthew Whitaker. Appointing the Deputy to a recently-vacated position such as Attorney General is more […]

Democrats Bash Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment And What It May Mean To Robert Mueller’s Investigation

Appearing on Sunday morning news programs, Democrats voiced their concerns about the reasons President Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General. They also made clear how closely they will be watching any decisions he makes about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump 2016 presidential campaign. Politico reports […]

Kellyanne Conway Contradicts President Trump’s Claim That He Doesn’t Know Matthew Whitaker

President Trump’s statements about his past relationship, if any, with Matthew Whitaker, the man he recently appointed as acting Attorney General, have been inconsistent, as he most recently said that he does not know him. White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway, however, said on Sunday morning news program Fox News Sunday that he does know Whitaker […]

Jeff Flake Says Unconfirmed Matthew Whitaker Overseeing Mueller Probe Is ‘A Problem’

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) is not returning to the Senate following this session of Congress, having chosen not to run for re-election in his home state in this year’s midterms. Still, he wants to do one last thing before he leaves the esteemed chamber: protect the Russia investigation. As reported by theHill, Flake expressed […]

Matthew Whitaker Said Muslims & Jews Should Not Be Made Judges Because They Lack ‘Biblical View Of Justice’

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s disturbing past is now firmly in the limelight with Donald Trump’s decision to oust Jeff Sessions. While several leading law enforcement officials, as well as political leaders, have called on Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, his problematic past and derision for diversity in the justice department seem […]

Susan Collins Urges Senate To Vote On Protecting The Mueller Investigation

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Friday reiterated her calls for the Senate to pass a bill protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from being unduly fired by President Donald Trump or any other surrogate in the Department of Justice. “It is imperative that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his investigation into Russian […]

Matthew Whitaker, Acting Attorney General, Is In Charge Of Investigation Into Himself

Matthew Whitaker served as the chief-of-staff for Jeff Sessions, who, until Wednesday, was the Attorney General of the United States. Now, Whitaker is the Acting AG until a new one is appointed. And as the acting attorney general, Whitaker is in charge of the department that is investigating a company Whitaker was previously involved with, […]

Donald Trump Claims He ‘Doesn’t Know’ New Attorney General Who He Has Met A Dozen Times

Donald Trump said on Friday that he “doesn’t know” the acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — even though reports say Whitaker has made several Oval Office visits to meet with Trump and Trump himself last month said, “I know Matt Whitaker.” After Trump demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, the interim […]

Donald Trump Calls Jim Acosta ‘Disgrace’ and April Ryan ‘Loser,’ Says More Reporters May Be Suspended

President Trump is defending his decision to revoke CNN White House chief correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials — and has, in fact, doubled down on the move, stating that more reporters may be dismissed from the West Wing if they do not show some respect. Acosta’s suspension has become a hot-button issue, with the president’s staunchest […]

Trump Administration Announces New Restrictions On Asylum Seekers, Experts Claim Violation Of Immigration Laws

On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that they have implemented new restrictions on migrants seeking asylum in the United States, citing an “overwhelmed” asylum system, reports the Guardian. The new regulation is being criticized by experts who claim that it violates immigration laws. Under the restriction, people can only apply for asylum at official entry […]

Pro-Mueller Protests Set To Take Place Across America Thursday Evening

President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is prompting thousands of Americans to take to the streets on Thursday evening. Progressive organization had planned for quite some time to hold emergency protests if Trump took any action that would jeopardize the Russia investigation being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. […]

Trump Reportedly Considering Chris Christie For Attorney General

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly being considered as a replacement for Jeff Sessions as attorney general, two sources familiar with the matter told CBS News. Christie is one of several candidates allegedly on the list to replace Sessions, who, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, was forced out as the United States’ […]

Lindsey Graham Reverses Position On Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions

It was in July 2017 that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired, “there will be holy hell to pay” But as Vox suggests, Graham seems to be singing a totally different song these days. “I look forward to working with President @realDonaldTrump to find a confirmable, worthy successor […]

5 Top Picks To Replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation letter is only a few hours old, but people are already speculating about his replacement. Granted, Sessions’ exit has been all but formalized for months now, and many people suspect that President Donald Trump already has a plan for how he will move forward. More information will emerge in the […]

Who Is Matthew Whitaker, The New Acting Attorney General?

Jeff Sessions has resigned. The news was tweeted by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of a heated press conference in which he addressed the results of the midterm elections. Sessions’ resignation has introduced a name into the political consciousness that most Americans probably aren’t familiar with — Matthew Whitaker. Now that Sessions is out, […]