Acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker stands in vivid contrast to his predecessors, whose résumés typically boast judgeships, partnerships at prestigious firms and senior roles in the Justice Department. One White House official acknowledged that Whitaker, who had been Jeff Sessions’s chief of staff, received little vetting.
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said he could not support the withdrawal agreement approved by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet, a stinging rebuke that raises the possibility that May does not have the support she needs to pursue her plan for a softer and slower exit from the European Union that is loaded with compromises that few in Britain like.
The first lady’s decision to publicly push for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel shows a new willingness to weigh in on White House operations.
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The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the arrest of Avenatti, a Democratic lawyer whose public profile exploded this year when he sued President Trump on behalf of adult-film star Stormy Daniels. In a statement, Avenatti called the allegations “completely bogus.”
In an electoral year marked by a record number of women joining the House, incoming female Democrats may help decide Nancy Pelosi’s fate.
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