Wimp trying to look like a thug.
Trump has, in apparent open defiance of the law,* named one Matthew Whittaker to be our new "interim" Attorney General. Whittaker was a failed candidate for a county judgeship before he was snatched up by Trump, given an administrative role in the Justice Department, based apparently solely on his open opposition to the Mueller probe, and here he is, a year later, serving as Attorney General. Here is some more information about him.
First, from an article at Daily Kos, which I most urgently suggest you read, some other information beyond the fact that he has attacked the Mueller investigation repeatedly:
"Whitaker was behind a secretive group that stepped in to protect members of the Trump campaign from allegations of meetings with Russian officials. That included trying to distract from the fact that Jeff Sessions lied about his meetings with the Russian ambassador in Senate testimony...The organization was also connected to spreading rumors that Christine Blasey Ford mistook Brett Kavanaugh for another high school classmate.
When not busy interfering in the Russia investigation, Whitaker also kept busy promoting a patent scam. As Miami New Times reports, Whitaker wasn’t just on the board of a company selling would-be inventors worthless (and nonexistent) “worldwide patents,” he also sent threatening letters to a former customer of the scam who complained about being taken for tens of thousands of dollars."
A criminal and a thug, behind not only the most malicious type of Republican behavior, but actual corruption reminiscent of that repeatedly engaged in by Trump himself. What a great choice for Attorney General, huh?
And here is another read I recommend, by Ian Millheiser at Think Progress, covering an interview Whittaker once gave:
"In a 2014 interview, the man Donald Trump just picked to run the Department of Justice appeared to claim that Social Security is unconstitutional and that basic labor laws like the minimum wage must be struck down...Whitaker launches into a Trumpian rant against “chain immigration” and “people trying to bring illegal people and illegal drugs into our country.” He claims that climate change “doesn’t appear to be that significant or quite possibly isn’t man made,” and calls for the Department of Education to be “disbanded.”
"There are so many (bad rulings)...All New Deal cases that were expansive of the federal government. Those would be bad. Then all the way up to the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate."
In other words, the Republican dream position: Every single thing the Democrats have done for the American people in the last hundred years is unconstitutional and must be abolished. What an understanding of the rule of law in this country. As I said, Trump's perfect pick for Attorney General. I wrote a few days ago suggesting that in the coming two months, before Democrats can take over the House, we are going to see massive Republican atrocities such as the country has never had to experience; this is just the beginning.
*The rules for appointing an interim cabinet officer without Senate approval require that the person selected has been previously approved by the Senate for some other government appointment, which is not the case with Whittaker. But of course, what do rules mean to a "President" who think he can unilaterally cancel parts of the Constitution?