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Whitehouse, 2 Other Senators Sue Over Ag Appointment : Lawsuit Argues Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s Selection Violates The Constitution

Nov 20, 2018 - Providence Journal

WASHINGTON \x97 Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday, arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.

The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution because he has not been confirmed by the Senate.

Whitaker was chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessi...