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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing for France on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 10, 2018 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matthew Whitaker's future at the helm of the Justice Department appears uncertain as President Donald Trump denies even knowing the man he's just named acting attorney general. The Senate's top Republican is predicting a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who'...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing for France on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 09, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matthew Whitaker's future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best Friday as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate's top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could...
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Protesters march from Cal Anderson Park to the Federal Building downtown in Seattle, in support of special counsel Robert Mueller and against President Donald Trump's appointment this week of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Protesters nationwide have called for the protection of special counsel Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Susan Collins is calling on the Senate to pass legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Collins said in a statement Friday that she's concerned about...
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Protestors gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 09, 2018 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump's advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who's been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 09, 2018 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and changes at the Department of Justice (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker "a very highly respected man" as he faces criticism about his...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a ceremony for new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 08, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump's advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who's been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp speaks with supporters after a long election night in Athens, Ga., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival's refusal to concede. Stacey Abrams' campaign immediately responded by refusing to accept Kemp's declaration of...
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Jeff Sessions returns to his home in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as Attorney General after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation "at your request." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 08, 2018 - 7:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel's Russia investigation...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives for a campaign rally with President Donald Trump at Southport High School in Indianapolis. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday, Nov. 8, that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials during his Nov. 12-13 visit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 08, 2018 - 1:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 07, 2018 - 10:59 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the...
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