Rumor: Donald Trump Considering Chris Christie for Attorney General

Nov 12, 2018, 00:55
Rumor: Donald Trump Considering Chris Christie for Attorney General

Sessions warned Mueller not to get cocky, reminding him that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker might remove him.

"I think this will be a very interim AG", McConnell said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that if Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, then Democrats will seek to tie protections for the investigation into the spending bill.

The Internet is exploding with the breaking news that the man President Donald Trump installed as Acting Attorney General was a paid advisor to a company that has been under criminal investigation by federal authorities.

"If he stays there, he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller", said Schumer, calling Whitaker an "extreme partisan".

"The appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern every American - Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative - who believes in rule of law and justice", Schumer said".

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"I heard the word "gays" and "cages" and I went somewhere insane", Bennett's Pence said. "After all we've been through, I thought you'd at least say goodbye", Sessions pined, before breaking into a stunning rendition of Adele's "Someone Like You".

While some speculated the "46" in his Twitter handle MattWhitaker46 referred to a future run at president-Trump is the 45th US president-it ostensibly refers to his jersey number, 46, when he played with the Iowa Hawkeyes football team from 1989 to 1982.

After the election, the governor declined to accept a position in President Trump's administration, citing his preference to remain in New Jersey until his term as governor was complete. He also told the network that he could envision a scenario where Sessions is replaced with an attorney general who "reduces [Mueller's] budget so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt".

In their investigation, FTC staff had sought to learn more about the role played by the company's advisory board members, including Whitaker, a former USA attorney whose role was prominently highlighted by the company in news releases and marketing materials.

The Senate's top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now overseeing the Trump-Russia probe.

He also said he had not spoken with Whitaker about Mueller's probe.

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During his own Wednesday press conference, Trump said if Democrats offered an idea for middle-income tax cuts he would work with them, and said, "I would certainly be willing to do a little bit", when asked if he might consider adjustments to other tax rates.

"Our very first witness after January 3rd - we will summon, if necessary subpoena, Mr. Whitaker", he said. Whitaker, expected to temporarily oversee Mueller's investigation, has criticized the probe.

He also shared an article with the headline "Note to Trump's lawyer: Do not co-operate with Mueller lynch mob" on Twitter, adding himself that it was "worth a read".

The letter, sent Thursday to Whitaker, also said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has "ably supervised the Special Counsel's investigation from its outset".

News of Mueller's team working up a final report is not entirely unexpected.

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