• Supreme Court rejects challenge to Matt Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general. President Donald Trump appointed him on Nov. 7, shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was stepping down at the president’s request. Whitaker had been serving as chief of staff to Sessions. Opponents of his appointment said he was not […]

  • Attorney General Whitaker cleared to oversee Mueller investigation

    The Justice Department has concluded that Matt Whitaker, appointed by President Donald Trump as the acting attorney general, had no reason to recuse and is overseeing Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, according to a person familiar with the decision on Thursday. Formal notice of his role was expected to come in a letter to congressional […]

  • Trump claims he hasn’t spoken with Whitaker about Mueller probe

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he didn’t know Matt Whitaker — the man he tapped to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general on an acting basis — and claimed he hadn’t discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe with him. “I didn’t speak to Matt Whitaker” about the federal probe into Russian election interference, […]

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