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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:33 AM

Appeals Court Wants To Know What DOJ Shake-Up Means For Mueller's Authority

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Tierney Sneed

November 9, 2018 10:01 am

An appeals court that’s hearing a legal challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority requested Friday that the parties involved file briefings on how the takeover of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — who’s taking charge of the probe with the Wednesday firing of Attorney General Jeff Session — may impact the case.

“It is ORDERED by the Court on its own motion that each party submit a supplemental brief addressing what, if any, effect the November 7, 2018 designation of an acting Attorney General different from the official who appointed Special Counsel Mueller has on this case,” the order says, giving the parties a deadline of Nov. 19.

The appeals court panel heard oral arguments on the case on Thursday, during which the judges said that it should be argued as if the shake-up at the Justice Department hadn’t happened, but indicated that they were likely to ask for briefing on the change of leadership.

The challenge has been brought by Andrew Miller, an ex-Roger Stone aide who argues that Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional because it was made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — who had oversight over the federal Russia investigation because Sessions was recused — rather than by the attorney general.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/andrew-miller-judges-brief-whitaker-mueller

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Reply Appeals Court Wants To Know What DOJ Shake-Up Means For Mueller's Authority (Original post)
DonViejo Friday OP
iluvtennis Friday #1
turbinetree Friday #2
iluvtennis Friday #3
elleng Friday #4
PeeJ52 Friday #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:03 PM

1. So tired of Trumpians like Andrew Miller thinking they are above the law. If either of you or I

got a subpoena by a local/state/federal investigator, we have to comply or we will be thrown in jail for contempt.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:09 PM

2. I can't wait for this Miller jerk do go before the oversight committee and perjurer himself

and then the committee sends a criminal referral to the DC court which has jurisdiction.................and its both federal.....................................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:11 PM

3. Ditto

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:03 PM

4. Would really be good if tpm mentioned WHICH appeals court!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:07 PM

5. Would Trump Consider This a Stupid Question?

If the Judge was female and black?

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