Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, we explored the career timeline of Matthew Whitaker, the man whom Donald Trump, American president, appointed acting attorney general after firing Jeff Sessions the day after the midterms. Trump passed over multiple Senate-confirmed officials in the actual line of succession to pick Whitaker, who'd become Sessions's chief of staff close to a year earlier after repeatedly going on CNN to defend Trump against the Russia probe with the expressed intent of getting the president's attention and a job. Even some conservative legal commentators have suggested his appointment was unconstitutional, and the state of Maryland is suing to that effect.

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This was about as blatant a move to obstruct the investigation as the president could have made. Whitaker is an obvious Trump loyalist and longtime Republican operative who time after time attacked the special counsel's investigation, including by promoting a story suggesting Robert Mueller's team was a "lynch mob." Whitaker has close ties to Sam Clovis, a grand-jury witness in the probe who advised him to start going on CNN to catch Trump's eye.

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#1 Posted by Moreon

Clown "thinks" that a Pres appointing a political sock puppet, not unlike that poster, as AG to give the Mueller probe details to him on a platter... and then to put the Pres's interests above the rule of law by firing anyone necessary, is merely "appointing friendly to their agenda" is like saying that Charlie Manson was just an innocent bystander.

Where does Trump find these under-educated dupes, anyway?

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-15 10:09 PM | Reply

And... of course, there's Dulli to flag yet another Trump ball washer's post NW.

You can't make this stuff up.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-15 10:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Appointing a sycophant to cover your ass from legal woes is hardly the same as appointing someone "friendly to their agenda".

Seriously, why do --------- have to be dishonest in order to make a "point"?

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-15 11:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump admits to obstruction of justice

You dems are wide eyed dreamers. Don't you know you can't polish poop?

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-11-17 10:58 AM | Reply

We see fox news do it every day.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-17 12:23 PM | Reply

Appointing a sycophant to cover your ass from legal woes is hardly the same as appointing someone "friendly to their agenda".

Seriously, why do --------- have to be dishonest in order to make a "point"?

#4 | POSTED BY JPW

It Comrade Sheepie, he's Russian. Sometimes he "loses" things in translation. He also sucks at American Geography. Hopefully this "version"'of him will improve in that area.

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-17 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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