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Maryland AG Frosh to challenge Trump's choice of acting attorney general as 'illegal and unconstitutional'

Maryland AG Frosh to challenge Trump's choice of acting attorney general as 'illegal and unconstitutional'

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a motion Tuesday in federal court challenging President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general after the ouster last week of Jeff Sessions.

Frosh’s motion in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore argues the appointment is “illegal and unconstitutional” and contends that Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be declared the acting attorney general.

Rosenstein, a former U.S. attorney for Maryland, is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of...

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