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Old 21st November 2018, 08:38 AM   #1
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Acting AG Matthew Whitaker

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker is highly newsworthy for a number of obvious reasons, and he merits a thread where we can itemize his many shortcomings.
  • on record that Trump+Russia investigation is a witch hunt
  • vastly under qualified for the job
  • bat **** crazy ideas about the constitution and religion
  • sketchy background with a sketchy company
  • operated a faux non-profit and paid himself an exorbitant salary
  • public financial disclosure on lockdown by White House
The lawsuits that challenge his legitimacy are fair game here too.

I look forward to his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee in January.
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Old 21st November 2018, 08:44 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by varwoche View Post
Acting AG Matthew Whitaker is highly newsworthy for a number of obvious reasons, and he merits a thread where we can itemize his many shortcomings.
  • on record that Trump+Russia investigation is a witch hunt
  • vastly under qualified for the job
  • bat **** crazy ideas about the constitution and religion
  • sketchy background with a sketchy company
  • operated a faux non-profit and paid himself an exorbitant salary
  • public financial disclosure on lockdown by White House
The lawsuits that challenge his legitimacy are fair game here too.

I look forward to his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee in January.
So he's the perfect Trump appointee, then.



The new normal's pretty insane, I have to say.
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Old 21st November 2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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Among other things, when asked what the worst decision in Supreme Court history was, responded with Marbury v. Madison.

https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2014...matt-whitaker/
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Old 21st November 2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by LSSBB View Post
Among other things, when asked what the worst decision in Supreme Court history was, responded with Marbury v. Madison.

https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2014...matt-whitaker/
Huh.
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Old 21st November 2018, 09:47 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Huh.
Bit odd for a lawyer to not like judicial review.
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Old 21st November 2018, 09:53 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
Bit odd for a lawyer to not like judicial review.
Well, we've seen a Supreme Court Justice who thinks some people are above the law.
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Old 21st November 2018, 11:19 AM   #7
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Whitaker is a scumbag.
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Old 21st November 2018, 11:48 AM   #8
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More fuel for the dumpster fire!
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Old 21st November 2018, 11:56 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by zorro99 View Post
Whitaker is a scumbag.
If that is the case, then provided that Whitaker a obsequious, butt-kissing lackey, then he should fit right into the Trump Administration.
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Old 21st November 2018, 12:50 PM   #10
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Well republicans should be happy that we finally have a republican AG. No more RINO's like Session's.
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Old 21st November 2018, 12:51 PM   #11
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Session's what?
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Old 21st November 2018, 01:05 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Session's what?
Why, his Rhinoceros of course.
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Old 21st November 2018, 04:19 PM   #13
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When Whitacker appears before the Committee, what's the betting we will be treated to another insane right-wing rant accusing everyone from "the left" and the Clintons of all misfortunes that have befallen him, a la the recent Supreme Court nominee debacle. Bill and Hill will also be accused of Whitewater and Pizzagate again, satanic rituals, email fraud, murdering Rasputin, etc.

Bill-and-Hill Bingo, anyone?
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Old 22nd November 2018, 04:08 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by LSSBB View Post
Among other things, when asked what the worst decision in Supreme Court history was, responded with Marbury v. Madison.

https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2014...matt-whitaker/
Marbury v. Madison aye. OK, that means he is not in favour of checks and balances against the executive branch or the Congress.

Without Marbury v. Madison, there would be nothing to remedy Congress should they make a law which violates 1A.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 04:42 AM   #15
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Marbury v. Madison aye. OK, that means he is not in favour of checks and balances against the executive branch or the Congress.

Without Marbury v. Madison, there would be nothing to remedy Congress should they make a law which violates 1A.
The more I hear about him the more I think he was cooked up in some "Wierd Science" type experiment as Trump's Fantasy AG.
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Old 25th November 2018, 11:01 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by LSSBB View Post
Among other things, when asked what the worst decision in Supreme Court history was, responded with Marbury v. Madison.

https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2014...matt-whitaker/
From the interview:

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I’ve read extensively on Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln and Andrew Jackson. I’ve read extensively on the Alamo and the folks involved in the Alamo.
Wonder if he's aware that David Crockett quit Congress and left the US because of Jackson's treatment of the Cherokee.
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Old 26th November 2018, 12:05 AM   #17
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He is guano crazy, wow! That interview proves that he should not be doing any law enforcement at any position.
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I like the way he said, in the interview linked, "I’m certainly not a climate expert..." but told the interviewer:
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It may be warming, I think the evidence is inconclusive, but there may be a human component to global warming. But that’s very small and it may be part of the natural warming or cooling of the planet.
The climate "may be warming?" Since he says he's no expert, where's he get this from? The human component to global warming, if it has any effect at all, is very small?

This is the toughest hurdle. The Republicans -- and a local Republican committeeman (who is from a technical background and is concerned with climate change) told me this -- know their base doesn't want to hear about climate change. Period. He said at the county committee meetings he attens, "You can't even discuss it." It's a complete deadend. Whitaker apparently fits right in.
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Old 26th November 2018, 06:01 AM   #19
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Setting aside all the obvious indicators that Whitaker is a shameless shill for Trump, he's also a petty money grubber in his independent dealings. He was involved with the scam "World Patent Marketing", which was a fraudulent patent service company that scammed individuals with dreams of becoming successful inventors.

It's the petty nickle and dime scams that really stand out to me. They aren't just corrupt for the cause of power, they are shamelessly corrupt for any benefit, no matter how small or seedy.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2018/11/09...ing/id=103203/
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Old 26th November 2018, 11:24 PM   #20
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This guy sounds like the perfect Trump sidekick in his business dealings. A mindless and scruple-free suck-up and hit-man who is also totally expendable if needs be.

Wait...wait...

Donny is the President of the USA now, not a business exec. He has responsibilities outside his own, an example to make, a country to lead. So is that gonna make any difference to his choice of AG?



Nup.
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Acting AG Appears to Have Misled FTC Over Actions at Miami Firm

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New documents released by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission suggest that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the agency’s investigators as he was stepping into his role last year as Justice Department chief of staff.

After several attempts to reach Whitaker about the Miami company where he was on the advisory board, the FTC investigator emailed his colleagues to relay that he finally reached Whitaker, who was willing to cooperate and asserted that he “never emailed or wrote to consumers” in his consulting role.

That statement to James Evans of the FTC appears to be inaccurate. Whitaker had written a letter in 2015 to a disgruntled customer who planned to report the company, World Patent Marketing, to the Better Business Bureau. In the letter, which was included in the FTC’s disclosure and reported previously by the news media, Whitaker threatened the customer, writing: “I am assuming you understand there could be serious civil and criminal consequences for you if that is in fact what you and your ’group’ are doing.”
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Swampy.
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/30/polit...are/index.html

People joke about how despicable Trump supporters are but it looks like this one really did withhold toys from toddlers.

Not only is it clear to me Trump can't get someone to be an AG, he can't even get the lower level staffers who search Google to vet the new AG. This is symptomatic of a failure of recruiting and vetting at all levels, from The Cabinet down to the low level staffers who put the briefing packages together on candidates. After this week, it's only going to get worse.
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There are now even more legal challenges on Whitaker.

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In addition to the Supreme Court fight and the one at the 3rd Circuit, the defendant in a pet-food-adulteration case in Missouri has asked a judge to dismiss the case because of the alleged defect in Whitaker’s appointment, the state of Maryland has raised the issue in connection with a suit over the Justice Department’s refusal to defend aspects of the Obamacare law, and three Democratic senators have filed a free-standing suit in Washington asking that Whitaker’s appointment be declared unconstitutional.
Linky.
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He ain't gonna make it to the top. Because he will be a personal liability to Trump, and that's just not allowed to happen.
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