I am saying he has nothing to lose by trying ever tactic he can including going batshit crazy and politicising the whole thing as much as possible so the public believe that whatever Mueller comes back with is politically motivated rather than criminally evident.
The Sessions firing looks to put Trump in more trouble as legally in the case of Sessions being fired then the acting AG should be the deputy AG. So Trump appointed Whitaker illegally!!!
Yep much of the argument relies on technical points in the Vacancies and reform Act and DOJ succession statutes which would be open for argument. More solid is the same law in the Constitution Appointments Clause which Trump himself tried to use to say that the appointment of Mueller was unconstitutional. The basic point in that provision is that principles officers of the US must be nominated and confirmed by the Senate. A principle officer is one that reports directly to the President. In the case of Mueller he didn’t so wasn’t covered by this provision but Whitaker definitely is but was he confirmed by the Senate? No!!!
The Deputy AG is still at the moment Rosenstein!
Add to this that Whitaker has made clear his own hostility to Mueller and the Russia investigation he really should be recusing himself in the same way that Sessions did!
Yes Junior is in big trouble as is Stone and possibly Prince to be the next big indictments!
Lol just watching Trump saying he doesn’t know Matt Whitaker he worked for Jeff Sessions!!! It is widely known that Trump has met with him many times in the White House and does know him. And he just appointed him as Acting AG!!! He just can’t help but lie!!!