A LOT of legal people think Trump didn’t do the replacement of his first Attorney General legally…..
The actual goal here is to protect the Mueller & Co. people from being put out of business by a worried Donald Trump who doesn’t believe in any rules or laws that don’t support his wishes….
The state of Maryland is expected to ask for an injunction on Tuesday saying Matt Whitaker is not the legitimate acting attorney general, claiming instead that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should have been promoted to the position, The New York Times reported.
The injunction will come as part of the state’s lawsuit against former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to the Times, who resigned at President Trump‘s request last week. A federal judge in Maryland will now have to name Sessions’s successor in the lawsuit, and the state is planning to argue Whitaker’s appointment to the role was not constitutional, according to a draft filing obtained by the newspaper
“[Trump may not] bypass the constitutional and statutory requirements for appointing someone to that office,” the plaintiffs reportedly wrote in the draft filing.
Since Whitaker’s appointment last Wednesday, Democrats have called on him to recuse himself from Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe, citing his public comments criticizing the special counsel….