Why Trump really picked Matt Whitaker to be Acting Attorney General




As a Senate candidate, new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he could not support ‘secular’ judicial nominees and that courts should be ‘inferior branch’   [Washington Post]


Matthew Whitaker

Trump saw on TV

And thought, “Here’s a moonraker*

I’ll make my AG.”

*chiefly British : a stupid fellow : simpleton





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  • Oh, that explains it well! Thank you!

  • The question is whether he will stay there very long. I've read that anything he does other than shuffle paperwork is subject to challenge.

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