Acting AG Matt Whitaker
On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a motion challenging President Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
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The appeal claimed Trump’s appointment of Whitaker was illegal and asked the court to replace Whitaker with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The President appointed Matt Whitaker to Acting Attorney General under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) after Jeff Sessions resigned at Trump’s request in November.
The Democrats immediately attacked Whitaker and claimed his appointment violated federal law because it was done without consent of the Senate.
On Monday, the Supreme Court decided it is staying out of the dispute, reported ABC News.
President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Bill Barr (Mueller’s best friend) will be on Capitol Hill this Tuesday and Wednesday for his confirmation hearings.