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U.S. high court rebuffs challenge to Trump appointee Whitaker

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed out of the fight over whether President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful by rejecting a motion relating to..
Reuters India - Published

United States: Letitia James Sworn In As Attorney General Of New York - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Letitia "Tish" James was sworn in as the 67th Attorney General of New York State. Ms. James succeeds Acting Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood
Mondaq - Published

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Trump's Pick for Attorney General Faces Tough Questioning [Video]Trump's Pick for Attorney General Faces Tough Questioning  02:03

President Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, testified during a Senate panel confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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SCOTUS Denies Request To Rule On Legality Of Whitaker As Acting AG [Video]SCOTUS Denies Request To Rule On Legality Of Whitaker As Acting AG  00:58

Multiple lawsuits are fighting Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting Attorney General because he wasn't Senate-confirmed in his previous role.

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SCOTUS Denies Request to Weigh In on Whitaker as Acting AG [Video]SCOTUS Denies Request to Weigh In on Whitaker as Acting AG  00:58

Multiple lawsuits are fighting Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting Attorney General because he wasn't Senate-confirmed in his previous role.

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Senate Democrats Call For Justice Dept. To Probe Whitaker [Video]Senate Democrats Call For Justice Dept. To Probe Whitaker  00:44

Business Insider reports Senate Democrats on Friday sent a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general to call for an ethics probe for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. The letter..

Wochit - Published

House Judiciary Pushing For Whitaker To Testify In January [Video]House Judiciary Pushing For Whitaker To Testify In January  00:47

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker already committed to testifying, but he's suggested pushing the date back to mid-February.

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House Judiciary Pushing for Whitaker to Testify in January [Video]House Judiciary Pushing for Whitaker to Testify in January  00:46

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker already committed to testifying, but he's suggested pushing the date back to mid-February.

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Rod Rosenstein To Step Down [Video]Rod Rosenstein To Step Down  00:39

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is planning to leave the Justice Department shortly after William Barr is confirmed. Barr is the President's nominee for attorney general. A source said..

Wochit News - Published

Senate Panel Sets Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General Nominee [Video]Senate Panel Sets Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General Nominee  00:31

According to Reuters, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said it would hold confirmation hearings on Jan. 15 and 16 for Attorney General nominee William Barr. Barr has come under fire from Democrats..

Wochit - Published

Report: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker’s Claim Of Being Named Academic All-American Is Incorrect [Video]Report: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker’s Claim Of Being Named Academic All-American Is Incorrect  01:16

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's resume claim is being questioned.

Geo Beats - Published

U.S. Acting Attorney General Made False Claim On Resume [Video]U.S. Acting Attorney General Made False Claim On Resume  00:39

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker falsely claimed a university honor in government documents. Whitaker said he was honored as an Academic All-American while playing football at the..

Wochit - Published

Trump Calls Report About Him 'Lashing Out' At Acting AG Matt Whitaker 'Fake News' [Video]Trump Calls Report About Him 'Lashing Out' At Acting AG Matt Whitaker 'Fake News'  00:33

President Trump on Monday called a recent report about him “lashing out” at Acting Attorney General Matthew Whittaker “Fake News.”

Geo Beats - Published

Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case [Video]Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case  00:53

President Trump has reportedly expressed his anger at acting attorney general Matt Whitaker over developments in the case against the president’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. President..

Geo Beats - Published

Trump Is Already Unloading On Acting AG Matt Whitaker [Video]Trump Is Already Unloading On Acting AG Matt Whitaker  00:56

CNN reports that at least twice in the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has vented to his acting attorney general, angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President's actions in crimes..

Wochit - Published

Despite the Conflict Of Interest, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Will Oversee The Mueller Probe [Video]Despite the Conflict Of Interest, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Will Oversee The Mueller Probe  00:37

According to Business Insider, A senior DOJ ethics official reportedly advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe, but did not offer a formal..

Wochit - Published

Whitaker Reportedly Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Russia Probe [Video]Whitaker Reportedly Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Russia Probe  01:11

Media outlets are reporting that the acting Attorney General made the decision after speaking with Justice Department ethics officials.

Rumble - Published

Memo by Trump's AG pick alarms Democrats [Video]Memo by Trump's AG pick alarms Democrats  01:54

Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate are sounding alarms about the special counsel’s investigation into possible Russia election meddling, saying President Donald Trump’s pick for the next attorney..

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Justice Department: Whitaker will not recuse himself from Russia probe [Video]Justice Department: Whitaker will not recuse himself from Russia probe  07:16

The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not recuse himself in the Russia probe. At the same time, President Trump's pick to replace Whitaker, William Barr, is facing..

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Reports: Whitaker Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Probe [Video]Reports: Whitaker Won't Recuse Himself From Overseeing Probe  01:11

Media outlets are reporting that the acting Attorney General made the decision after speaking with Justice Department ethics officials.

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Bill Barr penned memo critical of Mueller probe, acting AG won't recuse [Video]Bill Barr penned memo critical of Mueller probe, acting AG won't recuse  05:48

Bill Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, wrote a memo in June critical of part of Robert Mueller's probe into whether the president obstructed justice. Also, Acting Attorney General..

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New Acting Attorney General Allowed To Oversee Mueller Investigation [Video]New Acting Attorney General Allowed To Oversee Mueller Investigation  00:53

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has consulted with ethics officials at the Justice Department and they have advised him he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert..

Wochit - Published

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Has Reportedly Been Cleared To Oversee The Mueller Probe By DOJ Ethics Officials [Video]Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Has Reportedly Been Cleared To Oversee The Mueller Probe By DOJ Ethics Officials  00:49

CNN reports that ethics officials at the Department of Justice have advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert..

Wochit - Published

President Trump's Attorney General Pick Criticized Robert Mueller Probe in Memo: Report [Video]President Trump's Attorney General Pick Criticized Robert Mueller Probe in Memo: Report  01:09

William Barr who is President Trump's selection for the next attorney general, sent a memo to the Department of Justice that was critical of Robert Mueller's investigation into the president according..

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Maryland Judge to Weigh Obamacare Case [Video]Maryland Judge to Weigh Obamacare Case  00:39

According to Reuters, days after a judge in Texas declared that the Obamacare healthcare law is unconstitutional, Maryland’s Democratic attorney general on Wednesday will pursue his request that..

Wochit News - Published

Trump Administration Set To Officially Ban Bump Stocks [Video]Trump Administration Set To Officially Ban Bump Stocks  01:00

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed a federal regulation Tuesday that effectively prohibits the devices.

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Trump Administration Set to Officially Ban Bump Stocks [Video]Trump Administration Set to Officially Ban Bump Stocks  00:59

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed a federal regulation Tuesday that effectively prohibits the devices.

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Judge signals skepticism in Trump team's bid to block Obamacare suit

A U.S. judge signaled skepticism on Wednesday toward a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to block a lawsuit by the state of Maryland seeking to preserve the Obamacare law in a case that..
Reuters India - Published

Judge to examine Whitaker appointment in U.S. asylum policy case

A federal judge on Monday is set to consider whether President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, part of a broader lawsuit..
Reuters India - Published

After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court..
Reuters India - Published

Democratic U.S. senators sue to block Trump acting attorney general

Three Democratic senators launched a new legal challenge on Monday to President Donald Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, accusing Trump of depriving the U.S. Senate of its..
Reuters India - Published

Democratic U.S. senators sue to challenge Trump's Whitaker appointment

Three Democratic senators filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of illegally appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and..
Reuters India - Published

Will not get involved: Trump on Mueller investigation

[USA], Nov 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he will not get involved in the decisions taken by the newly-appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the
Sify - Published

Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on..
Reuters India - Published

Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting AG comfortable with Russia probe

A key Republican senator said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who now oversees a probe of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016..
Reuters India - Published

Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

US Justice Department says Trump has power to name Matthew Whitaker as acting AG

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after critics called the move unlawful, asserting..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

FBI report shows 17% increase in hate crimes in US in 2017

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row. An annual report shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There..
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'Lame-duck' US Congress returns, facing budget, Mueller, border wall issues

The US Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel..
DNA - Published

City of San Francisco threatens court action over Trump's acting AG

San Francisco's city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting Attorney General, saying in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice that his office may take court action if..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Democrats urge acting attorney general to step aside from Russia probe

By Sarah N. Lynch and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats stepped up pressure Sunday on acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to step aside from overseeing a special counsel..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters IndianewKerala.com

Senator Democrats to take legal action against Whitaker's appointment

[USA], Nov 10 (ANI): Senator Democrats are considering legal action against the United States President Donald Trump's decision of appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
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Haven't discussed anything with Whitaker on Russian probe: Trump

The statement from the President came amid speculations that he had appointed Whitaker as an acting attorney general in order to terminate the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III..
IndiaTimes - Published

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump's appointment of new acting Attorney General

Trump on Wednesday named Matthew Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
DNA - Published Also reported by •FirstpostReuters India

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump Justice Department appointment

U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional sources said on Friday, as some outside experts called the..
Reuters India - Published

Top Senate Democrat challenges Trump on Whitaker appointment

By Roberta Rampton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general faced growing scrutiny on Friday, with the U.S. Senate's top Democrat..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Trump says he did not discuss Russia probe with acting attorney general

President Donald Trump on Friday said he did not discuss the U.S. special counsel's ongoing Russia investigation with Matt Whitaker before appointing him as acting attorney general this week.
Reuters India - Published

Before ouster, Jeff Sessions limits US oversight of local police

The US Department of Justice has moved to sharply curtail federal authority aimed at curtailing abuse and civil rights violations at local police departments across the country by directing U.S...
DNA - Published

Russia probe: Democrats seek urgent hearings on Trump sacking Sessions

Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move..
DNA - Published

Whitaker’s friendship with Trump aide reignites recusal debate

President Donald Trump's pick for acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, is a close friend of Trump's 2016 election campaign co-chair, and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes..
Reuters India - Published

Blasted by Donald Trump over Russia probe, Jeff Sessions fired as attorney general

In a step that could have implications for the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump replaced Sessions with Matthew Whitaker, who will be acting attorney general.
Zee News - Published

Trump fires US attorney general Jeff Sessions

The departure of Jeff Sessions, who was the first US senator to back Trump's presidential run in 2016, was long expected. Sessions became the first casualty of a cabinet shakeup that had been expected..
IndiaTimes - Published

NY Solicitor General Barbara Underwood named as acting attorney general

[United States], May 8 (ANI): New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood on Tuesday was named the state's acting attorney general to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned
Sify - Published

Exclusive: Mexico's attorney general vows to crack down on money laundering

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s acting attorney general said on Thursday prosecutors were already working to improve investigations and cooperation with other countries following an international..
Reuters India - Published

Probe will prove no conspiracy with Russia: Trump

Reacting to the appointment of a special counsel to probe his campaigns ties with Russia, US President Donald Trump today said a thorough investigation will prove that no such collusion took..
Deccan Herald - Published

Tunnel collapses at Washington state nuclear site

tunnel collapses at washington state nuclear site
A section of an underground storage tunnel in a plutonium uranium extraction (PUREX) plant collapsed at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on Tuesday, prompting authorities to declare emergency at the..
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Yates dubs Trump's first travel ban as 'unlawful'

[U.S.A.], May 9 (ANI): Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates has defended her decision earlier this year to not enforce United States President Donald Trump's first ban on travel from several
Sify - Published Also reported by •ANI News

Now, Sally Yates says she had warned WH against Flynn

After former Obama administration officials confirming that former United States president Barack Obama had warned current President Donald Trump against hiring retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his..
DNA - Published Also reported by •ANI News

Yates: I warned White House that Flynn could be blackmailed

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, speaking publicly for the first time about concerns she brought to the Trump White House on Russia, told Congress today she warned that National Security..
DNA - Published

Fired by Trump, former acting AG to testify on Russia

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
DNA - Published

Flynn paid to party with Putin and vulnerable to blackmail

flynn paid to party with putin and vulnerable to blackmail
Mike Flynn resigned as President Trump's security advisor as it was revealed the acting attorney general had warned the White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail.
MailOnline India - Published

Flynn's White House position 'fluid', Trump 'evaluating situation'

*Washington:* Michael Flynn's position as US President Donald Trumps national security adviser appeared to be "fluid", after the White House said that the president was "evaluating the situation", the..
Mid-Day - Published

President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees delayed by democrats

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee exploited Senate rules to delay a vote on Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney-general. That job was in the spotlight after President Trump fired..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian-origin teacher's jugaad: 2.5L pounds house sold for 2 pounds to avoid eviction

indian-origin teacher's jugaad: 2.5l pounds house sold for 2 pounds to avoid eviction
*London:* A 43-year-old Indian-origin teacher in the UK has sold her home, which has a market value of £250,000 for a token £2 to ensure that she cannot be evicted from the property. Rekha Patel..
Mid-Day - Published

Fired acting AG said ban's intent was to keep out Muslims 

fired acting ag said ban's intent was to keep out muslims 
Sally Yates, the country's acting attorney general, until last night, decided that she couldn't instruct Justice Department lawyers to enforce President Trump's travel ban because of its intent.
MailOnline India - Published

Is Donald Trump justirified in firing Attorney General Sally Yates?

On Monday, US President Donald Trump dismissed the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates after she defied the White House by saying the Justice Department would not defend President Trump’s new..
DNA - Published

Trump sacks 2 top officials in rift over his immigration order

In a dramatic move, US President Donald Trump today fired two top officials, including Acting Attorney General Sally Yates who refused to enforce his controversial and executive order banning citizens..
DNA - Published

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