Donald Trump Hand-Picked Acting-AG Raises New Obstruction Questions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow reports on why Donald Trump's installation of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general has raised questions not only about the legality of doing so but whether it's an attempt obstruction of justice.

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Donald Trump Hand-Picked Acting-AG Raises New Obstruction Questions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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If you're hand picked by t'rump, odds are it's not for a good reason.

Author — Ro G

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We don't need answers anymore.. it's plain open.. he's a criminal and will take anyone on the job to cover it up

Author — HeavierThanLight

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We now have a conman as acting AG. The show must go on.

Author — Elaniago

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We need answers, we need Robert to finish with no interference.

Author — Rob B

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If Matt Whitaker accepted this job with the knowledge of a crime he too should be held accountable.

Author — RENE DEJESUS

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There are two things I really don't understand at all. Seriously, I'm completely baffled.
1) How can there be even a single person who doesn't see that Trump appointed Kavanaugh and Whitaker for the sole reason to protect himself from the Mueller investigation?
2) Given that the first point is so incredibly obvious, how can there be even a single person who thinks that Trump should remain in office for one more day?
Thinking that there are millions of people out there who either don't recognize that Trump is a dictator in the making or simply don't care honestly breaks my heart.

Author — tpog2103

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Fake AG for a fake president. No senate conformation, unconstitutional.

Author — V

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This ACTING attorney general is not valid.

Author — Net City Media Group

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There is no Republican Party.
America's being run by the Trump crime family. (TRUMP PARTY).

Author — Garden Spider

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We need answers, we need Robert to finish with no interference.

Author — Rob B

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As a citizen observing this unchecked criminal activity I look forward to our Government proving that nobody is above the law. This all is beyond insanity to be happening within the USA.

Author — David Nelson

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Trump and Whitaker have one thing in common: they both were principals with companies - Trump University and World Patent Marketing respectively - that were heavily fined for engaging in massive fraud.

Author — Oh Yeah?

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😂 I think we are far past illegal when it comes to Trump.

Author — Vini SThrill

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This hiring isn't about firing Mueller... It was a way Trump could get his hands on the ENTIRE case Mueller has on him and anyone else. He knows the appointment won't hold, but he wants to know witness identities and evidence.

Author — Frankie Says

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Donald Trump's hiring process:

1. Is it constitutional?
2. Will this person dispense justice fairly?
3. Is this going to benefit anyone other than me?

If the answer to all of the above is no: Congratulations, you're hired!

Author — Billis Lopez

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If ethics rules are actually optional why even have them?

Author — crovax 13

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Just another Trump-brand rat that will end up on trial when all this shakes out.

Author — Marky E

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Where is the GOP? Of course hiding and cowering. This is absolute corruption to the core.

Author — Jorge Ramos

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Trump keeps breaking the Law and no one seems to be able to do anything about it. What if he dismissed the congress like King Charles the 1st?
It is like what Bill Maher predicted; What if he pardons himself or cancels the presidential election of 2020?
If he is breaking the Law who is going to prosecute him if DoJ won't do it? The House without the support of Senate can't do it. Even if a case was brought against him why would the now Trump puppet Supreme Court would rule against him.
US is already being run like a fascist country. Will there be a Valkyrie like hero?

Author — Babak Kamali

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No, handpicking Whitaker doesn't raise any questions. It answers one: "Who will be the lackey Trump will use to sabotage the Mueller investigation?"
However smart Whitaker may or may not be, he isn't smart enough to have learned the Michael Flynn lesson: You can ruin your reputation, lose all your money and even go to prison for doing Trump's dirty work. And, he isn't smart enough to learn the Sessions lesson: Either recuse yourself or learn the Flynn lesson.

Author — 88Gibson LesPaul