Trump Falsely Claims Not To Know The Man He Hand-Picked As Acting Attorney General

Trump Falsely Claims Not To Know The Man He Hand-Picked As Acting Attorney General
The four people who will determine the fate of Russia probe
Washington (CNN)Leading figures in the Russia drama face fateful choices in the coming days and months that could tip America into a political and constitutional abyss. With the midterm elections in the rearview, a sense of foreboding is settling over Washington.

CNNs Laura Jarrett, Evan Perez, Sara Murray, Pamela Brown, Andrew Kaczynski and Adam Levine contributed to this story.

 A DOJ regulation cited by Shaub states that employees may not supervise prosecutions or investigations that involve someone with a personal or political relationship.It says the possible conflict can be set aside if the employees supervisor judges that the relationship does not affect the officials impartiality or create the public perception of a conflict.

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The order applies to lawyers representing Stones former aide, Andrew Miller, who is also challenging the constitutionality of Muellers appointment.

Sam Clovis, who was co-chair of Trumps 2016 campaign and has testified before the grand jury in the Mueller investigation, said he and Whitaker became good friends when they ran against each other as Republicans in a 2014 Senate primary campaign in Iowa. Whitaker also later served as the chairman of a Clovis campaign for state treasurer.

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In the one-paragraph order, the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit told both Mueller and lawyers for Miller that they have until Nov. 19 to turn in briefs that describe if there will be legal ramifications stemming from Whitakers appointment.

Republicans lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than Democrats lost in 1994 or 2010, when Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were in their first terms as president. Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama both went on to win re-election two years after those midterm routs. And while Democrats also lost Senate seats in the first midterm elections under Presidents Clinton and Obama, Mr. Trumps Republicans defied the historical trend by adding to their Senate majority…Mr. Trump did something unusual by increasing turnout among his defenders as well as his opponents. Republicans felt that Mr. Trump had an agenda still worth fighting for, and they were heartened that on several key issues — perhaps most important, judicial appointments — the president had delivered what he promised. That helped to make Tuesday a good night for political engagement overall, and it kept Republican losses below what they would have been if Mr. Trump had simply been an unpopular and polarizing figure…Far from bringing about Mr. Trumps repudiation, whether by a defeated and regretful right or by the country as a whole, the midterm election has only firmed up the lines of conflict for the future. President Trump will be at the center of that conflict, not as an aberration or departure from the norms of politics but as an integral part of the Republican Party — its head as well as its right arm.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017, which the special counsels office has argued in various cases as a constitutional move. Rosenstein had been in charge of oversight of Mueller because of Sessions recusal.

I agree with Pat partially. Democrats hate Trump because: 1) Trump dared to drag Bill Clinton’s rape victims to the Presidential debates. 2) Trumps followers with Trumps blessing want Hillary locked up. Trump dared to demonize and damn the democrats every bit as much as the democrats demonized Trump and his followers as dregs and deplorables. Democrats can dish it out but they cant take it. 3) Trump is dismantling globalism and undermining or withdrawing from the global institutions the left built over the last 50-100 years. THIS THREATENS MANY OF THE FIFEDOMS OF THEIR POWER. 4) Every Presidential Administration leaves a legacy of loyal employees and that leaves power for prior administrations and for the prior party machine that got them elected. TRUMP IS SLOWLY CLEANING HOUSE FROM OBAMA AND BUSHII AND BILL & HILLARY CLINTON. THAT THREATENS THEIR POWER AND INFLUENCE AND THEY DONT LIKE IT.

Argue this case as if it was being argued yesterday morning, said Judge Karen Henderson, who said the panel would hear the case as if the shakeup had not happened.

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Muellers team subpoenaed Miller in May to testify before a grand jury. Miller immediately began fighting the subpoena.

Every person has to follow the same laws, and if somebodys being investigated for a particular reason, then they shouldnt have the ability, influence or power to shut it down,” Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, an organizer with Roanoke Indivisible.

In July, a federal judge ordered Miller appear before the grand jury, but that has been delayed since the appeal.

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Protesters with Roanoke Indivisible joined hundreds of other groups around the nation to speak out and march against what they call a gross injustice. They gathered at the Elmwood Park Amphitheater.

Stone, a Republican operative, worked on the Trump campaign as an adviser, before leaving in August 2015.

He has since been under investigation by Mueller for collaborating with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016 in an effort to leak emails to bring down Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Whitaker is a longtime critic of Muellers endless Russia probe, which has failed to produce a scintilla of evidence related to Russian collusion. He has previously suggested drastically reducing the budget of Muellers special counsel probe, in order to thwart Muellers threat to the presidents constitutional mandate. Whitaker has also argued that Mueller has overstepped his authority. As acting attorney general, he will be well positioned to rein in the special counsel.

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A lawyer for Miller told reporters Thursday that if they lose at the appeals court level, they will appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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