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Whitaker told Trump he has concerns over sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON – Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker has privately voiced concerns directly to President Donald Trump about a new bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, according to a GOP senator Whitaker met with Thursday, amid growing opposition to the legislation Trump ...

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Justice Dept. releases memo defending Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department released a memorandum Wednesday defending the legality of President Donald Trump appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general – rejecting criticism from some lawyers that the move violates the Constitution. Since his appointment last week, ...

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Maryland challenges legality of Whitaker’s appointment as acting US attorney general

Maryland’s top lawyer asked a federal judge Tuesday to block Matthew Whitaker from serving as acting U.S. attorney general, contending that the appointment is illegal. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, D, said President Donald Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to the ...

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As a Senate candidate, Whitaker said he could not support ‘secular’ judicial nominees

WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has said that judges should have a “biblical view,” that he could not support nominees who are “secular” and declared that federal courts should be the “inferior branch” of government. Whitaker’s comments, made ...

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Whitaker was paid by firm FTC called a ‘scam’

WASHINGTON – When federal investigators were digging into an invention-promotion company accused of fraud by customers, they sought information in 2017 from a prominent member of the company’s advisory board: Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa. It is ...

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