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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:42 AM

Schiff: Democrats will challenge Whitaker's appointment

Source: The Hill


BY MEGAN KELLER - 11/18/18 09:35 AM EST

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif), the likely next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that Democrats will challenge the appointment of new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

"Yes and yes," Schiff told ABC's "This Week" when asked if Democrats would push back against Whitaker's appointment and if he is still concerned that he poses a threat to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and alleged collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Moscow.

"I think the appointment is unconstitutional," Schiff said, adding that Whitaker's appointment has to be subject to Senate confirmation. "But it's also in conflict with a more specific statute," he said. "There's a succession statute for the Justice Department, which makes it different from other departments."

"So it's a flawed appointment, but the biggest flaw from my point of view is that he was chosen for the purpose of interfering with the Mueller investigation," Schiff said, echoing claims of other Democrats.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/417305-schiff-democrats-will-challenge-whitakers-appointment

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Reply Schiff: Democrats will challenge Whitaker's appointment (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2018 OP
calimary Nov 2018 #1
Botany Nov 2018 #2
dalton99a Nov 2018 #3
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #4
Takket Nov 2018 #10
JHan Nov 2018 #5
Mrs. Overall Nov 2018 #6
LakeSuperiorView Nov 2018 #7
BigmanPigman Nov 2018 #8
Judi Lynn Nov 2018 #9
Honeycombe8 Nov 2018 #11
maxsolomon Nov 2018 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:49 AM

1. Yes, and Yes, and YES!!! AGAIN!!!

Adam Schiff ROCKS! We’re FINALLY gonna get some meaningful work out of that committee now that Adam Schiff will be moving Devin Nunes aside. Shoulda been kicked to the curb a few days ago. But at least he won’t be chairman anymore! That election just took all his teeth out. Figuratively speaking, of course.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:49 AM

2. And he is a full on nut or con man too. Time Travel, Bigfoot and Toilets for men with big dicks

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker is facing scrutiny over his involvement in alleged scams at a patent company, including claims of time travel, proof of Bigfoot, and a "masculine toilet" invention.

Mother Jones reports Whitaker was named to the advisory board of World Patent Marketing in Nov. 2014, the same month the Miami Beach-based firm announced the launch of an extra-deep toilet designed to help "well-endowed men" go to the bathroom without their genitalia making contact with the porcelain or water.

"The average male genitalia is between 5 inches and 6 inches," the invention-marketing company said. "However, this invention is designed for those of us who measure longer than that."

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World Patent Marketing also said "time travel" could be "possible, perhaps within the next decade" to raise money for a "theoretical time travel commodity tied directly to price of Bitcoin." Time Travel X was branded as "an investment vehicle" that could help users "relive moments from your past" or "visit your future."

https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2018/11/matt_whitaker_bigfoot_toilet_time_travel.html

BTW World Patent Marketing paid $26 million in fines for their scams too. He'll fit right in w/Donny and his
Trump U. scams.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:41 AM

3. Yep, birds of the same feather

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:43 PM

4. I hope Rod Rosenstein is being considered for A.G.

I still don't know why he didn't get the promotion. And he's already been vetted and approved by Congress.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:39 PM

10. he didn't get it because drumpf broke the law

but breaking the law doesn't really mean anything when you know congress will let you get away with it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:50 PM

5. good. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:05 PM

6. K & R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:37 PM

7. Look for Whitaker to do something this Friday...

 

If one wants to hide a negative news piece, there isn't a better day than Black Friday.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:15 PM

8. Schiff was on MSNBC after the midterms and told

Chris Hayes that he has a very long list of issues that they have been sitting on for two years. Chris asked him, " How many investigations he expected to start, about 25?". Schiff said, "A lot more than that". Chris asked, "100?". And Schiff said that was more like it. Swalwell said the same thing.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:11 PM

9. Wow! Stupendous. Thank you for sharing Schiff's comments. Can't wait.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:30 PM

11. Go get 'em, Schiff! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:23 PM

12. What is the mechanism by which Trump would be forced to withdraw Whitaker?

The SCOTUS? Congress passing a resolution?

Trump has been aggressive about bullying norms - basically flouting law, regulations, precedents - and daring anyone to do something about it. It works. What would force him to put someone qualified in as acting AG?

Even the Child Jails are still open, and there was a clear directive from the Judiciary to end the policy.

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