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President's Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker to take the position of acting AG is not going over well with many in the media:

CNBC: Trump's Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has criticized the Mueller probe, will now oversee it

Vox: Matthew Whitaker has called the Mueller probe a “witch hunt.” He’s now in charge of it.

Washington Examiner: Sessions replacement Matthew Whitaker argued Trump finances off-limits to Mueller

Senator Chuck Schumer has already called on Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

"Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general," Schumer said in a statement on Wednesday.

Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano agreed that the appointment of Whitaker could lead to a "constitutional crisis."

He called Trump's move "the height of offense to do something like this within 24 hours of the conclusion of the midterms."

Napolitano also questioned whether Whitaker is legally qualified for the job because he said the acting attorney general needs to come from senior DOJ leadership that has been approved by the U.S. Senate.