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Matt Whitaker appointment has no effect on legal challenge to Mueller authority: Justice Department

Nov 20, 2018 - The Washington Times

The appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general will have "no effect" on an ongoing court challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller's authority, the Justice Department said in a Monday court filing.

The filing was made in a case involving Andrew Miller, a longtime associate of GOP political operative Roger Stone. Mr. Miller is seeking to quash a subpoena to testify before a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe.

A panel of three federal judges asked both ...