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Justice Department defends Whitaker appointment as acting attorney general

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Garland wasn't being plugged into an "acting" position. He was nominated for a permanent position. That's different than what we have with Whitaker. Furthermore, Garland wasn't going to be approved by the Senate. In that case they chose not to make a political spectacle out of the process, unlike the Democrats did with Kavanaugh who WAS going to be confirmed.

We know he wouldn't be confirmed, because McConnell and the republicans threw a partisan wrench into a "non-partisan" court confirmation process, and the democrats did the same with Kavanaugh.

McConnell and the derelict republican congress started this mess.
 

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More media propaganda.

Whitaker was appointed acting AG. The purpose was to fill a vacancy due to Sessions' resignation until such time as a permanent appointment can be made and approved. This should be perfectly fine and dandy.

I am sure the Dem House will have some questions for Whittaker in Jan. Ahh oversight:lol:
 

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I am sure the Dem House will have some questions for Whittaker in Jan. Ahh oversight:lol:

Yes. They have proved since November 9th, 2016 that they will investigate anyone about anything until they can find a crime. It's not exactly "justice" and it's not exactly "Constitutional" but as long as they keep saying it's a "job application" instead of a criminal case they'll keep calling it "Democracy".
 

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The problem with requiring senate approval in a case such as this is that it leaves the position open, perhaps indefinitely if the Senate refuses to approve a nomination. It effectively gives control of much of the Executive branch to the Legislature.

Don’t worry, Trump only intends to keep Whittaker as acting AG long enough to either fire Mueller or choke off their resources.
 

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Yes. They have proved since November 9th, 2016 that they will investigate anyone about anything until they can find a crime. It's not exactly "justice" and it's not exactly "Constitutional" but as long as they keep saying it's a "job application" instead of a criminal case they'll keep calling it "Democracy".

No, they haven't proved that, and everything they've done so far is constitutional.

This really isn't very hard.
 

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Yes. They have proved since November 9th, 2016 that they will investigate anyone about anything until they can find a crime. It's not exactly "justice" and it's not exactly "Constitutional" but as long as they keep saying it's a "job application" instead of a criminal case they'll keep calling it "Democracy".

The Republican Congress 2012-2016 set the bench mark with its investigations into Hillary. Ahh karma eh ?
 

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The Republican Congress 2012-2016 set the bench mark with its investigations into Hillary. Ahh karma eh ?

Well, there is a bit of a difference investigating a crime that was committed and investigating to discover what crime you can find.
 

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Well, there is a bit of a difference investigating a crime that was committed and investigating to discover what crime you can find.

A Republican Congress and they got squat lol Didn't Trump promise to reopen that investigation? how did that work out lol
 
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