Skip to comments.Dershowitz Feuds With Blumenthal Over Whitaker: 'I Was in School of Harvard, Not Schoolhouse Rock'
Posted on 11/20/2018 11:42:21 AM PST by Kaslin
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the DOJ inspector general to investigate President Trump's relationship and correspondence with Matthew Whitaker in the wake of his appointment to acting attorney general. Trump gave Whitaker the role after ousting former AG Jeff Sessions. Democrats are outraged for at least two reasons. One, that Whitaker has publicly criticized Robert Mueller's Russia probe and two, that Whitaker did not get Senate approval for the new position. They argue that under the succession statute, the role of acting AG rightfully belongs to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Schumer adds that if Whitaker remains in the role, he should at least recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
"I am particularly concerned about whether Mr. Whitaker may have shared with the White House, or could share in his new role, confidential grand jury or investigative information from the Special Counsel investigation or any criminal investigation,” Schumer wrote to IG Michael Horowitz.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is one of the Democratic senators to sue the White House for "unconstitutionally" promoting Whitaker.
"Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock would recognize it," the senator charged. "Americans prize a system of checks and balances, which President Trump’s dictatorial appointment betrays.”
"Well I was in the school of Harvard, not the Schoolhouse Rock," lawyer Alan Dershowitz replied on Fox News Tuesday.
Dershowitz added why Trump deserves some discretion here.
WATCH: @BillHemmer spoke with @AlanDersh about @IvankaTrump's attorney's statement, a new lawsuit from Senate Democrats challenging Whitaker's appointment #nine2noon pic.twitter.com/LLWlc3vRrd— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) November 20, 2018
"You have to give the president some discretion to fill vacancies," Dershowitz reasoned, adding that the Democrats’ lawsuit is “too broad” in its scope.
Last week the DOJ released a memo justifying Whitaker's appointment.
Kind of a shame that this person came to his senses at this time, as opposed to that good bit earlier.
Next two years will be spending our tax dollars on investigations, investigations, and more investigations.
The Democrats are just absurd. Out of their minds! Those who think this persecution is okay just because they dont happen to like the president are tearing this country apart and making rubbish of the Constitution. Its juvinile and pernicious.
Being Democrat means being pathetic.
Apparently not “absurd &out of their minds” enough for suburban soccer moms!
I am to believe all these post-mid-term analysis articles.
I think I do accept some of the “GOP failed out healthcare” argument. The rest, I don’t know...
” I am to believe all these post-mid-term analysis articles. “ = “ If I am to believe all these post-mid-term analysis articles. “
I think I do accept some of the GOP failed out healthcare argument
On healthcare, the Democrats know what they want and the GOP doesnt.
You cant beat something with nothing.
Have you seen what Harvard is putting out these days? He shouldn’t be bragging.
Schoolhouse Rock should be mandatory for elementary schools.
Basically, all the de I data have to do is just sue in front of a forum shopped judge. The courts are asserting their rule over this country and it is an absolute one.
Trump should have named Whitaker his Law Czar who can make recommendations to the DOJ. Have one for every agency, just like Obama did. They could write regulations and have unlimited power within their agency. As well as not answer to congress.
No matter what wise things come out of Dershowitzs mouth, he found it perfectly fine to have sex multiple times with an unfree 16 year old girl. So I dont care what he says now. Who did he think was this minors guardian? Jeffery Epstein, whom she lived with, serviced sexually, and screwed whomever he told her to, in order to have something on them? Mr. Constitution didnt see the need to call Child Protective Services to help her, did he? Noooo, he thought inserting his penis would be enough help. Many times.
Da Nang Dick should be cast out of the Senate, he is a stolen valor liar.
I read in another thread that the dumocrats were suing to stop the appointment of Whitaker. Should they sue and lose, peril awaits them.
I’m not sure how good Whitaker is going to be as an AG, but it’s patently obvious that the Democrats are extremely nervous that there’s someone in that office who won’t recuse themselves from doing the job at hand.
Da Nang Dick Blumenthal.
It’s my understanding that the DOJ has already stated that the appointment of Whitaker falls within the guidelines.
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