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Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case

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Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case

Report: Trump 'Lashed Out' At His Acting AG Whitaker Over Cohen Case

President Trump has reportedly expressed his anger at acting attorney general Matt Whitaker over developments in the case against the president’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.

President Trump has reportedly expressed his anger at acting attorney general Matt Whitaker over developments in the case against the president's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.  According to a recent CNN report, "Trump was frustrated, the sources said, that prosecutors Matt Whitaker oversees filed charges that made Trump look bad.

None of the sources suggested that the President directed Whitaker to stop the investigation, but rather lashed out at what he felt was an unfair situation."  CNN claims there were two such confrontations--one after Cohen pleaded guilty and another after prosecutors suggested that Trump himself was complicit in campaign finance violations by agreeing to pay for the silence of his alleged mistresses during the 2016 election.  Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for charges that "included arranging hush-money payments to two women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump, tax evasion, making a false statement to a bank and lying to Congress," reports the New York Times.

In response to CNN's report, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff tweeted: "The President of the United States should not be discussing any criminal case in which he has been implicated with the Acting Attorney General.

This is wrong, unethical and eviscerates post-Watergate policy.

Whitaker should not need an ethics opinion to know this is inexcusable." 

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