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Maryland To Ask Judge To Declare Rosenstein As Acting Attorney General

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Maryland To Ask Judge To Declare Rosenstein As Acting Attorney General
Reports say the state will ask a federal judge for an injunction declaring Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general — not Matthew Whitaker.
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Many weren't pleased when President Donald Trump tapped Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions was ousted from the position.

And now, the state of Maryland is reportedly planning to take legal action to challenge that decision.

Several reports out Tuesday say the state will ask a federal judge for an injunction declaring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general — not Whitaker.

According to a draft filing obtained by The New York Times, the state says President Trump can't "bypass the constitutional and statutory requirements for appointing someone to that office."

Many have also pointed out Whitaker's lack of credentials and his repeated criticism of the Russia investigation. 

The state of Maryland is expected to file court documents on Tuesday.