Meet Trump's New Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker
09 November, 2018, 03:12 | Author: Sheila Harris
Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME criticized Trump for stripping Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of his role overseeing the probe.
Matthew worked as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.
- Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up.
Said Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer: "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". But the work is not done, and critical decisions await that could shape the remainder of Trump's presidency. And the department is expected to receive a confidential report of Mueller's findings, though it's unclear how much will be public.
Mr Whitaker is considered by some as partisan at best and a Trump loyalist at worst.
Whitaker's views make him a natural fit to replace Sessions, who has attempted to expand religious refusals and rollback LGBTQ legal protections throughout his tenure at the Department of Justice.
Sessions then had his letter, which was undated, delivered to the White House. He has previously said that he saw no basis for firing Mueller. "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date", Trump tweeted Wednesday.
"Sessions did not do the thing he could have done to better protect Rosenstein, and through Rosenstein, the Mueller investigation", Vladeck said. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said he wants "answers immediately" and "we will hold people accountable". "In fact, Mr Whitaker told CNN past year that a future attorney general could limit Mueller by reducing the budget so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt".
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He also announced media leak crackdowns and tougher policies against opioids, and his Justice Department defended a since-abandoned administration policy that resulted in migrant parents being separated from their children at the border.
"He took the job and then he said, "I'm going to recuse myself.' I said, 'What kind of a man is this?'" Trump said this year in a Fox News interview". For 18 months Rosenstein has allowed Mueller a generous budget and very broad mandate.
One reason Sessions endured months of taunting from Trump is that he believed he was protecting the integrity of the Justice Department and was trying to prevent the president from bringing in someone who would politicize it, according to a USA official who has worked with Sessions and frequently talked with him.
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