George Conway: Trump’s Appointment of Acting AG Whitaker Is ‘Illegal’

Attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, declared in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday that President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General is “unconstitutional” and “illegal.” The premise by which Conway and co-author Neal Katyal’s argue against Whitaker’s appointment is based on the Constitution’s  Appointments Clause — the provision to which principal officers of the United States must not only be nominated by the president but also confirmed by the Senate using the body’s “Advice and Consent” powers. This argument, Coway and Katyal write, was the basis of a Wall Street Journal article…

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