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Graham on Whitaker: ‘I Don’t Think He Has to Recuse Himself’

During a Sunday interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Margaret Brennan asked Graham, “[A]re you going to ask [Whitaker] to recuse himself and is Matthew Whitaker’s appointment constitutional?” “I think he was appropriately appointed legally,” Graham responded. “I don’t think he has to recuse himself. I am confident the Mueller investigation will be allowed to come to a good, solid conclusion, that there’ll be no political influence put on [FBI special counsel Robert Mueller]…

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Pelosi: Whitaker Appointment ‘Does Violence to the Constitution’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker did “violence to the Constitution” Pelosi said, “He should recuse himself for any review of the investigation because of statements he has made already in the public domain.” She added, “There is bipartisan editorializing about this that he should have never been appointed and it does violence to the Constitution and the vision of our founders to appoint  such a person in such a manner to be the chief legal…

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Ice Cube Targets Trump in Song ‘Arrest the President’: ‘That ‘N***a Is Russian Intelligence’

Rapper Ice Cube takes aim at President Donald Trump in his latest politically charged song “Arrest the President,” which fantasizes about arresting the president on grounds of Russian collusion. The song, which is one of the tracks featured on Ice Cube’s upcoming studio album, Everythang’s Corrupt, calls on FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller to arrest Trump on grounds of colluding with the Russian government: Arrest the president, you got the evidenceThat nigga is Russian intelligenceWhen it rains it poursDid you know the new white was orange?Boy, you’re showing your horns It…

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Swalwell: GOP Won’t Get Democratic Votes to Fund Government if They Won’t Protect Mueller Probe

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) stated that Republicans won’t get Democratic votes to fund the government “if they’re not going to be willing to make sure that we protect the Mueller probe.” Swalwell added that protecting the Mueller probe is possible without a fight over the budget. Swalwell said, “Whitaker was hired to be a hitman to take out the Mueller probe. It’s clear. He fired the guy that recused himself from the probe to put in someone who has already prejudged the investigation. … And…

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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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CNN Analyst Calls for Briefing Boycott After Jim Acosta’s WH Pass Revoked

CNN national security and legal analyst Susan Hennessey is calling on White House press corp members to boycott future briefings after Jim Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, had his press credentials revoked Wednesday evening. The suspension comes after a heated confrontation earlier between President Donald Trump and Acosta during a news conference. Reacting to reports of Acosta’s credentials being revoked, a furious Hennessey tweeted: “This is a disgraceful and unacceptable attack on a free and independent press. The rest of the White House Press Corp should stand with their colleague @Acosta and…

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Jerry Nadler: Democrats Will ‘Impeach Kavanaugh,’ Investigate Trump

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee who is favored to be the next House Judiciary Committee chairman, revealed in a phone conversation that Democrats plan to “impeach Kavanaugh” and investigate President Donald Trump for alleged Russian collusion. The Federalist reported that Nadler was riding an Amtrak Acela train to Washington, DC, Wednesday to meet with his congressional staff and House Judiciary Committee staff when he revealed in a phone call with a friend the details of House Democrats’ plans for the next two years.…

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Democrats Rush to Defend Mueller’s Investigation After Jeff Sessions’ Exit

Democrats rushed to defend Robert Mueller’s far-reaching investigation of President Donald Trump’s past business affairs following the surprise appointment of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Former AG Eric Holder declared “Anyone who attempts to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller inquiry must be held accountable. This is a red line. We are a nation of laws and norms not subject to the self interested actions of one man.” Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal declared: “This is a break the glass moment…I will be introducing legislation to ensure…

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John Brennan Warns After Sessions’ Firing: ‘Constitutional Crisis Very Soon’

Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief John Brennan told MSNBC that the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday shows the United States may be facing a constitutional crisis “very soon.” (Watch: 45:00 – 48:50 ) [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows:  NICOLLE WALLACE: You, as former director of the CIA, had to have had a working relationship with the Justice Department. In every administration, that’s the case. How would the intelligence community work with somebody like Mr. Whitaker [Sessions’s temporary replacement], who has his thumb on the scale? We already know exactly how…

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Trump: I’ll ‘Probably’ Respond to ‘Some’ of Mueller’s Questions

During an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump said that he will probably respond to some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions, even though “it’s ridiculous that I have to do anything. Because we didn’t do anything.” Host Laura Ingraham asked the president about the possibility of him providing written answers to the special counsel’s questions. Trump responded, “I mean, it’s ridiculous that I have to do anything. Because we didn’t do anything. But we will probably do something, yes, where we respond…

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