President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo
President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo
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US Justice Department says Trump has the power to name Whitaker as acting attorney general

  • Critics had accused Trump of breaking federal law in his appointment of Whitaker last week after forcing Jeff Sessions to resign
  • Department says the president can ‘depart from the succession order’ by using a separate law known as the Federal Vacancies Reform Act

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President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo
President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo
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