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© Steve Breen

The first thing that Trump did after the midterm elections is to get rid of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Trump then replaced him with a toady who will certainly try to shut down the Mueller investigation.

But most constitutional lawyers say that what Trump did is unconstitutional. For example, here is a quote from lawyers Neal Katyal and George Conway:

President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.

Some of you might have (like me) recognized the name George Conway. He’s the husband of Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to president Donald Trump. Kellyanne Conway has (of course) said that the appointment is perfectly legal.

At least we know that there is no collusion in the Conway household.



  1. Hassan wrote:

    Can anyone challenge Trump administration on this in courts?

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Sure, and it will go to the Supreme Court. 🙁

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:50 pm | Permalink
  3. Hassan wrote:

    And I trust supreme court conservatice justices to do right thing (except Brett Kavanaugh). But he would not want to be in 8-1 case, so it would be 9-0 against Trump.

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:29 pm | Permalink
  4. Wildwood wrote:

    Hassan, I admire your ability to trust.

    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:


    Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 5:50 am | Permalink
  6. Eva Douglas wrote:

    Whitaker seems to be quite the scam artist so he should fit right in.

    Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:33 am | Permalink
  7. Greg wrote:

    Word on the newswires today is Whitaker is being counseled by the same WH advisers that led Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Whether he follows their advice or not is the question. He certainly has as a big, if not bigger, conflict of interest given his public statements on the issue, including his strategy of drying up Mueller’s funding if he had it his way.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:11 am | Permalink