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    Easy peasy, just appoint him the Attorney General Czar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    They all look alike to me.
    That's rayciss. It must be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Axios is an offshoot of Politico - read: Politico's way of agreeing with itself. There's a lot of that going on with these left wing "news" sites: "See??? These guys say the same thing we do! It must be true!"
    The proverbial self-licking ice cream cone...

    Like what the FBI did to get the FISA approval to investigate Trump administration; leak parts of their bogus dossier to media and then point to those media stories as "independent reporting" that supported the basis for their application. LOL..great stuff..you can't make this chit up.
    Last edited by Gilligan; 11-09-2018 at 02:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Fantasy, Supposition, Innuendo and Unfounded OPINION



    and it matters WHY - who George is Married to




    Temporary Appointments DO NOT Require Senate Confirmation .....
    Others say the Constitution over rules this ...


    Here are the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Whitaker appointment:

    1. The Attorney General Succession Act, Section 508, stipulates that when there is a vacancy in the office of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general — currently Rod Rosenstein — can serve as the attorney general. Next in line would be the associate attorney general.

    2. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 allows the president to choose any senior DOJ official to serve as an acting attorney general as long as that person has already served in a high-level position for 90 days. Whitaker qualifies for the temporary position under this Act.

    There have been arguments on both sides over whether the act supplants the AG succession law, John Bies, former deputy assistant attorney general in the office of legal counsel, told Axios.
    "I think it’s pretty clear under the terms of the statute itself that [Trump] has authority ... to appoint someone who is a senior DOJ official," he said.
    "The Vacancy Act has precedence [over the Succession Act] when the president picks someone under that procedure," another DOJ lawyer texted us.

    3. The Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 is the big caveat that Conway and Katyal argue leaves zero wiggle room for Whitaker. The Constitution specifies that "principal officers" must be appointed with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    Maybe you should have read Gilligan's post??? It has a much more interesting discussion...

    More difficult is the question of whether the Department of Justice’s specific succession statute can be supplanted by a presidential appointment under the FVRA. Section 508 directly addresses Justice Department succession and provides that “[i]n case of a vacancy in the office of Attorney General, ... , the Deputy Attorney General may exercise all the duties of that office.” The statute further provides that if both the attorney general and the deputy attorney general are unavailable or unable to serve, the associate attorney general “shall act” as attorney general. The statute also authorizes the attorney general to “designate” the solicitor general and the various assistant attorney generals in “further order of succession.” Under the current attorney general order, the solicitor general is next in the line of succession.

    Currently there is a confirmed deputy attorney general—Rod Rosenstein—but not a confirmed associate attorney general. Section 508 consequently provides that upon the vacancy in the office of attorney general caused by Sessions’s resignation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “may exercise all the duties” of the attorney general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I'm pretty sure White House lawyers know the law. If some opinion writer for a leftwing blog wants to pretend they know more about it, that's pretty much mental illness right there.

    But Trans, you go right ahead and snap at the red meat if that's what keeps you from beating your wife and kids.
    The White House lawyers might, the Donald Trump doesn't...nor does he care...nor is he bound to follow the advice of White House counsel.

    You really should take your head out of your ass sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    The White House lawyers might, the Donald Trump doesn't...nor does he care...
    Links to support your otherwise mindless and baseless assertion? Thanks.
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    As one who is just a good ole country boy I don't know th in's and out's of the law. I am just happy to see that sessions is gone.

    The only thing I know is that there is no one alive that Trump could put in that job that the democraps will approve of.
    So cry piss and moan you sonsofbitches. Sessions is out.

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    The funny thing is, Rosenstein had more reason to recuse himself than Sessions did.

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    And MD AG Brian Frosh strikes again.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/maryland-...172129349.html
    "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever." - Shane Falco

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    And MD AG Brian Frosh strikes again.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/maryland-...172129349.html
    It would be nice if Frosh spent more time on Maryland's business and stayed TF out of National politics.

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