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Whitaker to meet with Congress this week after Dems accused him of misleading them

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker speaking at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee plans to meet in private Wednesday with former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker over Democrats’ concerns that he intentionally misled them during a combative public hearing last month. In a letter to Whitaker after ...

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Mueller investigation is ‘close to being completed,’ acting attorney general says

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker speaking at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON – The head of the Justice Department said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is nearing an end – the first official acknowledgment that the probe that has ensnared President Donald Trump may soon reach a conclusion. ...

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Supreme Court turns aside challenge to Whitaker as acting attorney general

FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he was naming Whitaker, as acting attorney general, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Nov. 7, 2018, as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, without comment, turned away a challenge Monday to Matt Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general. Washington lawyer and Supreme Court practitioner Thomas Goldstein has intervened in cases in Nevada and Maryland to say that President ...

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Justice Department divided over whether Whitaker should recuse himself from the Mueller probe

WASHINGTON – A senior Justice Department ethics official concluded acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker should recuse from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller III’s probe examining President Donald Trump, but advisers to Whitaker recommended the opposite and he has no plans ...

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Whitaker should recuse in Mueller probe, ethics official says in about-face

WASHINGTON – A senior Justice Department ethics official concluded that acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe examining President Donald Trump, but advisers to Whitaker recommended the opposite and he has no ...

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Whitaker’s potential role in Affordable Care Act comes up in court

The Trump administration refused to say Wednesday whether acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is directly involved in discussions about the future of the Affordable Care Act in a case challenging the validity of Whitaker’s appointment. Justice Department attorney Hashim Mooppan ...

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How Mueller can use the Manafort plea to get around the White House – if he wants

WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday accused Paul Manafort – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman – of breaching his cooperation agreement. In doing so, Mueller may have created the opportunity to release information outside of grand jury ...

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Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from right-leaning nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before joining the Justice Department, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn’t disclose its donors, according to financial disclosure forms released Tuesday. The documents, released by the Justice Department ...

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Schumer asks for investigation into Whitaker’s contact with White House

WASHINGTON – The Senate’s top Democrat has asked the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker’s communications with the White House, citing concerns that Whitaker might have shared with President Donald Trump confidential information emerging from ...

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Whitaker’s opponents take legal challenge to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Lawyers challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in and declare that someone else should serve in the role. The filing by lawyer Thomas Goldstein, who earlier ...

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Trump says he wouldn’t stop acting attorney general from curtailing Mueller probe

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he would not overrule his acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, if he decides to curtail the special counsel probe being led by Robert Mueller III into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign. “Look, ...

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