Donald Trump: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker 'a Strong Personality'

Late Show host Stephen Colbert discussed the Democrats taking the House on Tuesday stating the party can now

Late Show host Stephen Colbert discussed the Democrats taking the House on Tuesday stating the party can now"open investigations into President Trump

The challenge to Mueller's authority was being brought by Andrew Miller, an associate of President Donald Trump's long-time political adviser, Roger Stone.

Noting that the special counsel's budget falls within the attorney general's purview, Whitaker said he could envision a situation in which Sessions was replaced as attorney general and replaced by a new boss who doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt".

President Trump said Friday he hasn't discussed the ongoing Russian Federation investigation with new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and complained that special counsel Robert Mueller hadn't undergone Senate confirmation - even though he doesn't need to.

"Are we entering a new culture where every time we have a new president and the establishment doesn't like him that we just investigate until we can find crimes for those surrounding him", Whitaker said. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing it because of Sessions's recusal. But now, Whitaker will oversee the Mueller probe and all other matters under the DOJ's purview.

"It's not going to come up because it isn't necessary", the Kentucky Republican told reporters. Kelly would often call Whitaker to convey when Trump was unhappy with something at the Justice Department or with Sessions in particular. "He's the acting attorney general".

Senator John Cornyn, the chamber's No. 2 Republican, has said he backs a non-binding resolution expressing support for Mueller.

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer cast doubt on the legality of Whitaker's appointment and sent Trump a list of questions about the move.

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Pack said Taylor's body could arrive in Utah as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. "News of his death in Afghanistan is devastating". And, Rahmani added, Taylor taught him to "love my wife Hamida as an equal and treat my children as treasured gifts".

McConnell, meanwhile, said "I think this will be a very interim AG". "It's a perilous time".

About 40 people gathered Thursday night at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill and marched to U.S. Sen. "It is imperative that the Administration not impede the Mueller investigation". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation", Sessions said in the first line of a letter released by the Department of Justice. Joni Ernst (R-IA).

Mueller's prosecutors have already laid out detailed allegations of how Russian Federation sought to manipulate Americans through social media, break into state voting systems and hack the email accounts of Democratic committees and party leaders.

People close to Christie say if he's offered the job he will consider it seriously.

Whitaker himself meanwhile offered little clue about his intentions in a bland statement to reporters thanking Trump for his appointment, praising his former boss as a "dedicated public servant" and adding he would work to leading a department that conformed to the "highest ethical standards".

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