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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:47 PM

Fox's Andrew Napolitano: Matt Whitaker 'Not Legally Qualified' to Be Acting Attorney General

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https://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-andrew-napolitano-matt-whitaker-not-legally-qualified-to-be-acting-attorney-general/

Napolitano appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday to talk about how Trump picked Whitaker to serve as acting AG after Jeff Sessions resigned at his request. Napolitano said Whitaker is “absolutely” professionally qualified for the job, but that he isn’t “legally qualified” for the job.

“There’s only three ways a person can become acting attorney general,” Napolitano said. He explained: 1. If you are the deputy attorney general, a position currently held by Rod Rosenstein; 2. If you work in the DOJ and have a job that requires Senate confirmation. 3. If there’s a recess appointment.

When Steve Doocy pointed out that Whitaker already swore an oath of office for his previous job in the DOJ and doesn’t have to do it again, Napolitano responded “I believe that’s a political response, not a legal one.” Ainsley Earhardt asked if there was a way for Whitaker to become eligible for AG full time, which prompted Napolitano to say “if he is the acting attorney general he is disqualified from becoming the attorney general.”

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Reply Fox's Andrew Napolitano: Matt Whitaker 'Not Legally Qualified' to Be Acting Attorney General (Original post)
underpants Nov 8 OP
Roland99 Nov 8 #1
Fiendish Thingy Nov 8 #2
mr_lebowski Nov 8 #6
dumbcat Nov 8 #3
mr_lebowski Nov 8 #7
Initech Nov 8 #4
moondust Nov 8 #5
Adrahil Nov 8 #8

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:49 PM

1. Well. He can be Acting for nearly a year. Long enough for Twitler's purposes

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:43 PM

2. Wasn't this considered a recess appointment?

That’s what’s got me confused- it appears that there was no pro forma session of the Senate in place, so he made a recess appointment.

Am I missing something?

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:09 PM

6. I've read there was a pro-forma session in place, though not from a source I'm sure

is authoritative (not sure where honestly, but on DU for sure).

Anybody know for sure?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:00 PM

3. I wonder why we are not seeing this

on the other networks?

First of all, it's surprising that Napolitano ( a Fox guy) is saying this. But if it is true, why aren't the other networks all over it?

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:10 PM

7. Our Corporate Media, you mean? Golly, I sure wonder why not, too ;) (nt)

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:02 PM

4. Chump nominating someone horribly unqualified? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:03 PM

5. "Not Ethically Qualified"

Just another political hack:

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According to his LinkedIn profile, Whitaker was at Fact from October 2014 to September 2017. During that time, Fact called for ethics investigations into or filed complaints about the following Democratic politicians, officials and organizations:

The Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry,Sidney Blumenthal, Senator Mark Warner, data firm Catalist, Correct the Record PAC, NexGen Climate Action Committee, Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Thomas Carper, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Representative Alan Grayson, Representative Patrick Murphy, Representative. Ami Bera, Representative Jarred Huffman, Representative John Lewis, Representative Ben Ray Lujan, Representative Keith Ellison, Representative Alcee Hastings, Representative Hank Johnson, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Senate candidates Joe Sestak, Katie McGinty, Patrick Murphy, Ted Strickland, Evan Bayh, Catherine Cortez Masto; House candidates Tom Nelson, Steve Santarsiero, Suzanna Shkreli, Ruben Kihuen, Jim Mowrer, Colleen Deacon, Pete Gallego, Doug Applegate, Bryan Caforio, Morgan Carroll, LuAnn Bennett, Christina Hartman, Stephanie Murphy, Michael Eggman, Mike Derrick; the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, Jobs and Opportunity PAC, and Representative John Lewis's Chief of Staff Michael Collins.

That's a total of 46 individuals or organizations. Over the same time period, only a few Republicans were the subjects of similar calls and complaints by Fact, which pitches itself as “nonpartisan.”
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http://www.newsweek.com/heres-list-democrats-acting-ag-matt-whitaker-wanted-investigate-1206917

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:11 PM

8. Jeez, when you've lost Judge Nap....

The RW site I used to troll loved that guy. No doubt he is under the bus now.

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