Analysis

Who Has Standing To Challenge Whitaker DOJ Appointment?

By Jody Godoy (November 9, 2018, 10:11 PM EST) -- Democratic senators have questioned the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of a Mueller critic to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but it may take someone directly affected by what new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker does on immigration or other policy issues to challenge his appointment.

Democrats have attacked the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting U.S. attorney general. (AP) In another turbulent week at the Justice Department, Sessions was forced to resign and hand over the reins to Whitaker, his former chief of staff. Whitaker has publicly advocated defunding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and espoused the view that Trump's...

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