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Maryland AG Frosh challenges Trump's choice of acting U.S. attorney general as 'illegal and unconstitutional'

Maryland AG Frosh challenges Trump's choice of acting U.S. 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 U.S. District Court in Baltimore argues that the selection is “illegal and unconstitutional” and that Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be acting attorney general.

The motion asks a judge to issue an injunction barring the U.S. Justice Department from filing any motions under Whitaker’s name in the state of Maryland’s...

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