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Ex-CIA chief of staff explains why Matthew Whitaker’s hiring as acting AG is ‘unprecedented’ -- and possibly illegal

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Ex-CIA chief of staff explains why Matthew Whitaker’s hiring as acting AG is ‘unprecedented’ -- and possibly illegal
MSNBC analyst Jeremy Bash said President Donald Trump may have violated the law by bypassing established procedure for appointing an acting attorney general. The president ousted attorney general Jeff Sessions and named Mark Whitaker, his former chief of staff, as his interim replacement — bypassing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in the chain of succession. “There is a statute that governs how DOJ is supposed to handle appointments to these acting positions,” said Bash, a …
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