The new Acting Attorney General brings new command to the DOJ

American Spectator: Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after the midterm election, President Trump has requested and accepted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. By his unnecessary and silly recusal from all things Russian, Sessions had gelded himself and left supervision of the Justice Department’s most important investigative matters to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who, in turn, appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to conduct a thoroughly illegal counterintelligence investigation of the president. Up to today, Rosenstein has supervised the Mueller investigation. That is about to end.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has threatened that “It would create a constitutional crisis if this was a prelude to ending or greatly limiting the Mueller investigation, and I hope President Trump and those he listens to will refrain from that.” This might be a more convincing threat if (a) the incoming Democrat House majority hadn’t already made clear that they intend to do all within their power to attack, undermine, destroy and — with or without cause — impeach the president, and (b) the president didn’t have a solid incoming Senate Republican majority to protect him from Schumer’s threatened “constitutional crisis.”

With the midterms out of the way, the soon-to-be Impeached Man Walking might as well nominate someone who will at long last take complete control of the DOJ and bring it under the constitutional authority of the duly elected president.

The incoming Senate Republican majority — augmented by senators who owe their political success to the president — can be expected to readily confirm the president’s nominee to replace Sessions.

For now, Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, has been sworn in as Acting Attorney General. Whitaker, it turns out, is an interesting guy.

In August 2016, Whitaker, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa and member of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio by Breitbart Daily News host Matt Boyle regarding the preferential treatment accorded by Hillary Clinton’s State Department to Clinton Foundation donors. Whitaker told Boyle that “this pay-to-play Clinton Foundation, State Department situation is much more serious” than the Clinton email scandal that had been the subject of a fake investigation by James Comey’s FBI.

Quoth Whitaker: ”James Comey, the Director of the FBI, stood up and talked about the emails and the emailing of classified information. That was serious, but the real ballgame is the situation you’re describing, and that is where Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment, by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.”

“It’s very interesting,” he said, “to watch the Clinton camp try to explain away these meetings. But, like you said, 50 percent of the meetings she took with people that were not essentially employees or representatives of countries or the like, just sort of individuals that wanted to meet with the Secretary of State, 50 percent of those — as the AP has reported more than 50 percent — were Clinton Foundation donors.

“It is not possible for them to explain away that Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment when it came to seeing the Secretary of State. It’s just the way business was done,” Whitaker declared. MORE

17 Comments on The new Acting Attorney General brings new command to the DOJ

  1. Forgive me Chuck for laughing at your constitutional crisis. Most people are worried about the invasion to south, not a POTUS enacting his right to replace an Attorney General that hasn’t done his job for 2 years. Ending an investigation that should have never started since there was NO CRIME that costs the tax payers millions of dollars should have been done the minute it became proven this was a political witch hunt with deep state Obama ties.




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  2. Any move by Trump is a Constitutional crisis according to this slimeball. He’s in a race with Jerry Nadler to see who’s the most evil in the House. Although there is plenty of competition.




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  3. None of this would be happening if the stupid repubs had done their job and indicted hillary, obama, holder, rice, etc when they had the chance. Thanks issa. Thanks gowdy.




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  4. TO anam
    “When they had the chance”?!? WTF are you talking about? The House has NOTHING to do with this.

    1) Sessions gathered the evidence, set up the indictments and LEFT.
    2) Whittaker, as ACTING AG, “does a Scaramucci” by filing the indictments with the Courts…and LEAVING.
    3) The following AG, confirmed by the SENATE (that’s the wing controlled EVEN MORE next session by republicans), *MAY NOT* rescind any indictments already filed by predecessors.

    GAME. SET. MATCH.

    Get it now?




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  5. There’s a growing list of names for the next AG. Pam Bondi, Crispy Creme, etc. I’d like to see what this guy can do. He’s seems kind of a “no shit” guy.




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  6. Has all this been carefully choreographed and set up to lead the left into a trap they cannot weasel out of. So far every time the left has hit out at Trump or the R’s they are dealt a setback. So many in’s and out’s in the DC swamp and legal land. I fell like I’m just here for the ride.
    Except for the protestors, F them. I live in a city where they are out every weekend and what a bunch of idiots they are.




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  7. Judge Andrew Napolitano says Whittaker is not legally qualified for the role. See Napolitano’s Fox news article about laws that have changed the rules for conformation for AG.




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  8. TO Burner
    With respect, you may as well have simply written, “We’re all DOOOOOOMED!”
    Your bunker on the island of Tahiti awaits you.

    I guess we’ll both just have to wait and see.




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  9. The left owes Taxpayers the full cost of the Mueller Investigation which was a major fraud on the Treasury. Sue every one f those bastards for every nickel they received. Start with a lein on real property.




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