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Trump's fired acting FBI director Andrew McCabe: Justice Department discussed removing president under the 25th Amendment

On Thursday, CBS anchor Scott Pelley revealed on CBS This Morning that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revealed in a 60 Minutes interview that the Department of Justice considered trying to build a Cabinet consensus to remove President Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment of the Constitution.

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Here are 7 disastrous moments from acting AG Matthew Whitaker's congressional testimony

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who was dubiously appointed to his position by President Donald Trump outside the normal Justice Department order of succession and without being confirmed by the Senate, testified before Congress Friday in a heated performance that showed the gaping chasm between the House of Representatives and the executive branch.

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Trump's Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says the Mueller probe is 'close to being completed'

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker confirmed reports Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is "I think, close to being completed."

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Trump's Justice Department admits its report on immigration and terrorism is bogus — but it won't retract it

In 2018, the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security released an 11-page report suggesting that there was a link between terrorism and immigration. The report, made in compliance with President Donald Trump’s March 2017 executive order barring immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries, has been widely criticized for lacking context—and the Justice Department has admitted that the report was misleading. Even so, the agency has so far refused to correct or retract the document.

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'The most brazenly corrupt thing I've seen': Expert aghast as the acting attorney general overrules ethics guidance on Mueller probe

This morning, a CNN report revealed that President Donald Trump's acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, was given the all-clear by ethics officials at the Department of Justice to assume oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. This development raised eyebrows, given Whitaker has harshly attacked the legitimacy of the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" that is "going too far" and warned that it would be a "red line" if Mueller probes Trump's personal finances.

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Trump's ethics officials tell Whitaker he can oversee Mueller probe despite statements attacking it

Matt Whitaker, the former federal prosecutor and Iowa politician who is standing in as President Donald Trump's attorney general, has not made a secret of the fact that he opposes special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign. It is almost certainly why Trump put him in charge in the first place.

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'Disturbed': Hundred of former Justice Department officials sign letter explaining why AG Matthew Whitaker's appointment is so troubling

The government watchdog group Protect Democracy is reporting that more than 400 former attorneys or officials for the U.S. Justice Department have signed a statement saying that they are “disturbed” by the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

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Trump's shady attorney general knew his company was swamped with complaints of fraud - but promoted it anyway: report

The new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives will have all kinds of investigative and subpoena powers after being seated in January 2019, and one of the many things they might be taking a close look at is Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker’s involvement with a Miami-based marketing company called World Patent Marketing—especially in light of the complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) when Whitaker was on WPM’s advisory board. And FTC documents released on November 30 in response to a public information request show how deeply Whitaker was involved with the company even when complaints were coming in.

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Julian Assange's lawyer blasts Justice Department as 'irresponsible' for doing exactly what WikiLeaks does

On Thursday evening, George Washington University's Seamus Hughes noticed something interesting in a filing from federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia: an apparent reference to an indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Trump's New Attorney General Slammed as a 'F*cking Fool' and a Suck-Up Inside the DOJ: Report

Inside the Department of Justice, President Donald Trump's newly — and dubiously — appointed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is already being derided, according to a new report by the Daily Beast.

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