Acting AG Matthew Whitaker expected to oversee Mueller’s Russia probe

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker expected to oversee Mueller’s Russia probe

Chuck Schumer tweeted Wednesday that like Sessions, Whitaker should also recuse himself.

Whitaker, however, would not have that same issue. Now, the person who is now running the Justice Department told CNN... the best way to take care of Mueller is to dry up his funds.

As acting attorney general, Whitaker now has the power to wrest oversight away from Rosenstein, and take charge himself.

Last year, Whitaker wrote an op-ed for CNN that accused Mueller's investigation of going too far.

"If he doesn't, then Mueller's investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition".

"The President is absolutely correct".

Later, Schumer tweeted that the new acting AG, Whitaker, should recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

John Dean, President Richard Nixon's White House counsel who eventually turned against his boss in the Watergate scandal, has a unique perspective on investigations of presidents.

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This information is deeply concerning to me.

Asked if that would be to dwindle the special counsel's resources, Whitaker responded, "Right". A Justice Department representative confirmed that Whitaker would assume supervision of the Russian Federation investigation and the special counsel leading it, Robert Mueller, from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Trump Organization's business dealings are plainly not within the scope of the investigation, nor should they be.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller at an installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, October 28, 2013.

In a long-expected but still shocking move, President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions just hours after the 2018 midterm elections.

Whitaker himself meanwhile offered little clue about his intentions in a bland statement to reporters thanking Trump for his appointment, praising his former boss as a "dedicated public servant" and adding he would work to leading a department that conformed to the "highest ethical standards".

Earlier, at a White House news conference, Trump said the Mueller investigation was not good for the United States.

Rosenstein denied the report's accuracy, but has avoided meeting with House Republicans to discuss the matter.

As recently as September, Trump suggested Sessions may have cost two "very popular Republican congressman" their seats. He also fired one of the president's primary antagonists, former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe, just before he was to have retired - a move Trump hailed as a "great day for democracy".

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