Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 year ago

Can the President of the United States appoint an Attorney General without confirmation by the Senate?

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  • David
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
    Best Answer

    There's a difference between an acting AG and a permanent AG. When he appoints a permanent AG, that person will have to be confirmed.

  • Nick
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    No. Whoever Trump nominates MUST be approved by the Senate. Trump still refuses to understand that and that's SAD!

  • 1 year ago

    Nope.

  • Leo
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    He could try to get away with a recess appointment. However such a move would surely bipartisanly piss off the senate, and be challenged in court.

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  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    As an acting AG, yes. And the DOJ concurs.

  • 1 year ago

    not an AG, but as far as a temporary acting AG it gets confusing, there are three laws that contradict each other, which of these laws takes president is what is being decided on in the court cases

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    No, but he can appoint a temporary acting AG when the office is vacant, as he did with Whitaker.

  • 1 year ago

    Not legally.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Heil, Trump! Heil, today's GOP!

    Trump is a JOKE as POTUS and is SOON to be gone.......

  • 1 year ago

    No.

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