Welcome back to Trump Watch. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel on Wednesday gave a thumbs-up on Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general, but it hardly resolves the continued debate over the constitutionality of his placement. I also have some reflections on the war over Whitaker—and Neomi Rao’s nomination to the D.C. Circuit—below.

That’s right, it’s time for another early edition newsletter! I’ll be away in Spain for the rest of this week, testing just how much jamón ibérico one’s body can handle. I’ll be back after Thanksgiving!

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