Barack Obama’s Deep State hunts around for anything they can use to trip up Donald Trump.
And they thought this one lawsuit was a silver bullet to take him down.
But Brett Kavanaugh just gave the anti-Trump forces some very bad news.
Trump opponents inside and outside D.C. lost their minds when Trump appointed Matt Whitaker as acting Attorney General.
Whitaker criticized the Mueller probe as a witch hunt in his capacity as a legal commentator on cable news.
The left figured Trump installing Whitaker was his first step in firing Mueller and ending his investigation.
So outside groups sued Trump over Whitaker’s appointment.
Brett Kavanaugh and the rest of the justices dismissed the case with a simple two sentence statement.
The New York Times reports:
The Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide whether President Trump acted lawfully in appointing Matthew G. Whitaker to be the acting attorney general, denying an unusual motion asking the justices to address that question in the context of a case about a different issue. The court also turned down the case itself.
The court’s order was two sentences long and gave no reasons. There were no noted dissents.
The case, Michaels v. Whitaker, No. 18-496, concerned Barry Michaels, who was convicted of securities fraud in 1998 and wanted to buy a gun. He challenged a federal law banning gun ownership by people convicted of felonies on Second Amendment grounds.
The request for a ruling on Mr. Whitaker’s appointment came in the form of a motion to change the name of the case to Michaels v. Rosenstein, on the theory that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein is the rightful acting attorney general because Mr. Whitaker’s appointment violated federal statutes and the Constitution.
Trump haters thought they could gum up Whitaker’s ability to do his job with frivolous court cases.
The left figured that would allow Mueller time to put together his report without interference from the Trump administration.
But they were wrong.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.