Acting Attorney General Gets Conflicting Advice On Recusing Himself From Russia Probe
Thursday, 20 December 2018 A senior Justice Department ethics official concluded acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker should recuse from overseeing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe examining President Trump, but advisers to Whitaker recommended the opposite, and he has no plans to step aside, according to people familiar with the matter, The Washington Post Reported. The latest account of what happened underscores the high stakes and deep distrust — within Congress and in some corners of the Justice Department — surrounding Whitaker’s appointment to become the nation’s top law enforcement official until the Senate votes on the nomination of William P. Barr to take the job. Earlier Thursday, a...
President Trump's acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker elicits groans, gasps and laughter in the hearing room, when he tells the Democratic head of the House Judiciary Committee that his time..
Democrats want to ask the acting attorney general about the special counsel’s Russia investigation and whether President Trump fired his attorney general to... NYTimes.com Also reported by •RTTNews •Firstpost