Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Wednesday it was incredible that the Justice Department reached back to a short-term Reconstruction-era presidential appointment to legitimize President Trump's decision to make former Iowa federal prosecutor Matt Whitaker the acting US attorney general.
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Whitaker's appointment following the firing of Jeff Sessions last week has been slammed by Democrats as potentially unconstitutional, as well as an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation Whitaker has publicly criticized. "They are a disgrace to our Nation and don't care how many lives the [y] ruin".
The president later tweeted that Mr Mueller and "his gang of Democrat thugs" were destroying people, and blamed social media tech giants for unfavourable coverage towards his administration and the Republicans.
The U.S. leader contended on Twitter, without evidence, that "the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess".
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President Donald Trump with Chief Paul Cell, of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, left, during an announcement of his support for a criminal justice reform bill, called the First Step Act, at the White House in Washington, on November 14. "They won't even look at all of the bad acts and crimes on the other side", he said.
The president then questioned why Robert Mueller appears to be protecting Clinton, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, James Comey and Andrew McCabe. "That's the real Collusion!" he continued. The Senate approved the extension on a 100-0 vote. Why didn't the Federal Bureau of Investigation take the Server from the DNC?
"Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favour of the Democrats", he wrote.
Because of his comments, opposition Democrats, and some Republicans, have called for Whitaker to recuse himself from oversight of the Mueller probe. She now works elsewhere in the federal government.
While in Europe and in the days following, he also repeatedly slammed French President Emmanuel Macron, and berated UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a phone call, according to multiple reports.