Nov 22 2018
Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii filed the lawsuit Monday in a federal court in Washington. "President Trump is denying Senators our constitutional obligation and opportunity to do our job: scrutinizing the nomination of our nation's top law enforcement official". His powers now include supervising Robert Mueller, the special counsel running the investigation into whether Trump's associates conspired with Russian Federation when it interfered in the 2016 election. Check back for updates. All three are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is tasked with holding confirmation hearings for the attorney general role.
President Trump told Fox News on November 18 that Whitaker is free to make decisions on how to handle Mueller's probe.
Responding to a petition to the Supreme Court to declare Whitaker's appointment illegal, department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said it is consistent with laws governing presidential appointments of top-level officials and "comports with. actions of United States presidents, both Republican and Democrat". They claim that the appointment violates the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, which requires that principal officers be appointed "with the Advice and Consent of the Senate".
The suit is the fourth legal challenge of Trump's appointment of Whitaker, following the ouster earlier this month of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump had long disparaged for removing himself from oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Trump's appointment is in violation of the Constitution's Appointments Clause, the Senators allege.
"Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock would recognize it. Americans prize a system of checks and balances, which President Trump's dictatorial appointment betrays", Blumenthal said.
Kevin Hart, 50 Cent and More Stars Mourn Kim Porter
T.I.P. penned this message to the hip-hop businessman and his family: "We'll always love you and cherish your handsome spirit". Sources told TMZ that Kim had been "suffering flu-like symptoms, and possibly pneumonia, for several weeks".
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Storm packing snow, sleet, freezing rain to hit Philly area Thursday morning
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"There are over 160 instances in American history in which non-Senate confirmed persons performed, on a temporary basis, the duties of a Senate-confirmed position", Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
"It's going to be up to him". The designation is consistent with an opinion the department issued in 2003 and with "two centuries of practice". The complaint asks the Court to "declare Whitaker's appointment unconstitutional and to enjoin him from serving as, or carrying out the duties of, Acting Attorney General", a joint media release stated on Monday.
Stone, who was a longtime informal political adviser to Trump, once described Miller as his "wingman" because he helped manage Stone's schedule, travel and media appearances, and also provided "some I.T. work".
It was the second challenge in one week to Whitaker's appointment. "And I would certainly call on my colleagues right now to avoid the constitutional crisis, take action now, speak out against this appointment".
In the interview, Trump also suggested Mueller's probe is nearing its completion.
Nov 22 2018
I’m A Celebrity returns with Holly Willoughby and record viewing figures
In a statement, she said, "I couldn't be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure". Holly Willoughby is standing in for Ant McPartlin on the news series of I'm A Celebrity .
Nov 21 2018
CDC warns: Do not eat romaine lettuce
Health officials in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. As of Tuesday, the grower, supplier, distributor and brand of the infected lettuce is not known, the CDC said.
Nov 21 2018
Pence: US will hold those responsible for Khashoggi’s murder accountable
But it said he made the call at the direction the crown prince, and the call was intercepted by US intelligence. Al-Assiri was sacked for ordering Khashoggi's forced return to the kingdom, the attorney general said.
Nov 20 2018
Devotees Detained Outside Sabarimala Temple After Overnight Clashes
This time, over 15,000 personnel, including women police personnel and 860 women civil police officers, were deployed. At Friday's protest at Kochi airport, several state BJP leaders delivered speeches.
Nov 20 2018
PM May wins business support for draft Brexit deal
Labour will vote down the deal in Parliament, Corbyn said, and he argued that a general election is now the "only sensible course of action".
Nov 19 2018
Woman killed, 47 injured during fuel tax protest, French officials say
Macron, whose popularity ratings are sliding regularly, has not commented. "What's certain is that I won't vote for him again". Overall 52 people had been detained across France and 106 people had been injured, five seriously, the interior ministry said.
Nov 19 2018
Trump says he ‘easily’ answered Russia probe questions
There has been widespread media coverage of two Trump allies - Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi - who say they expect to be charged . Giuliani said the special counsel has not imposed a firm deadline, but he added that Trump's answers could be submitted Friday.
Nov 14 2018
Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu
At the moment the fire is in Butte county, powering through Paradise City and under watch from the Paradise Police Department. Camp Fire in Butte County Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite.
Nov 13 2018
Neil Young slams Donald Trump over California wildfire
In some cases, all that remains is charred fragments of bone and investigators have been using wire baskets to sift and sort them. Its death toll now equals that of the Griffith Park Fire in 1933, the deadliest wildfire on record in California.
Nov 13 2018
Mummies of cats, scarabs found in newly discovered Egyptian tombs
Tourism in Egypt suffered in the aftermath of the mass protests that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of cat mummies and wooden animal statues in a tomb.
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