Acting Attorney General 'has not' spoken to Trump about Russian Federation probe

Open this

The New York Democrat later confirmed that Whitaker will appear on Friday morning.

He told lawmakers that there has been no change since his arrival in the job in the "overall management" of special counsel's Robert Mueller investigation.

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2019.

Republicans made clear they regarded Friday's hearing as a partisan exercise and a waste, given Whitaker's status as a probable short-timer.

Differences over a barrier were the crux of a dispute between Democrats and Trump that led to the recent partial government shutdown - and the government could shut down again unless negotiators can make progress on a deal to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Democrats pushed Whitaker on whether he was still critical of the special counsel investigation he is now in charge of.

"We have been quite public about our intention to obtain this information from Mr. Whitaker".

She said House Democrats' view of Whitaker was condescending, and they wanted to intimidate the acting AG.

Moto G7 costs less than $300, packs modern features and powerful hardware
All do run the Snapdragon 632 , have fingerprint readers, and that clean version of Android we've come to expect from Motorola . The Play , which will retail at only $199, has a 5.7-inch LCD screen, while the other three models have 6.2-inch LCDs.

"Still, House Democrats warned him not to interfere with the investigation in the several days he had left before the Senate confirms Barr as attorney general". Since then, he has repeatedly shown that he is in way over his head at the Department, as when he asserted last week that the "decisions" of the Mueller investigation-which, he suggested, is "close to being completed"-"are going to be reviewed, you know, either through the various means we have". Whitaker responded by saying he won't appear unless the committee dropped its subpoena threat, which he derided as an act of "political theater".

Whitaker said he can't talk about ongoing investigations, but that yes, he has been briefed on them.

After Whitaker objects, Raskin admonishes him that "this is my time".

'In your capacity as acting attorney general, have you ever been asked to approve any action or request to be taken by the special counsel?' he asked. The rules are that you are here, so I need to ask the question and I need to have my time restored so that you can behave appropriately.

Instead, Whitaker said he has not interfered with Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including the possibility that Trump's campaign colluded in that effort.

"Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up". Whitaker was an outspoken critic of the investigation before arriving at the Justice Department in 2017.

"I will not allow the witness to stall and waste members' time", Nadler said. Nadler reminded Whitaker that the committee had submitted questions relating to the special counsel investigation and was waiting on answers.

(Nota bene: Whitaker was under oath.) My observations are in the chronological order that Whitaker said them.

Related News:



Most liked

Second woman accuses Va. Lt. Gov. of sexual assault
In his initial apology, Northam, a pediatric neurologist, said that the photo does not represent who he is now. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then", Hope wrote on Twitter.

Pep Guardiola left confused by Benjamin Mendy's Hong Kong Instagram post
Manchester City have made a strong comeback in the Premier League title race after a stunning defeat to Newcastle United. Asking the press officer next to him, Guardiola said, "Did you know?" He needs to re-adapt.

Trump admin announces two women economic empowerment programmes in India
A new White House effort aims at helping 50 million women in developing countries to get ahead economically. She has 150 employees in one of her businesses, 300 in another as a dairy farmer.

Lukaku’s Bizarre Reaction To Pogba’s Opener Against Fulham
Fulham had more than one opportunity to claw their way back into the game this afternoon. "Paul can do that with his qualities". United face off against French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in midweek.

Supreme Court Disappoints Pro-Lifers, Halts Louisiana Abortion Law
In our system of justice, the model is that appeals courts only decide questions of law based on the factual record before them. Susan Collins , a Maine Republican who supported Kavanaugh's nomination previous year and faces a tough 2020 reelection.

Medical Emergency Knocks Robert Whittaker Out of the UFC 234 Main Event
Whittaker reportedly complained of pain in his abdomen around midnight of the previous night and was soon taken to the hospital. For all the good luck that the UFC had in keeping fights scheduled through January, February is not starting off the same way.

Mexican Authorities Detain 1,600 Migrants Near Texas Border
Trump said in his State of the Union address that El Paso's border walls helped it become one of the nation's safest cities. The ongoing debate of building a border wall between the United States and Mexico looms in the background of these events.

Will Dems lose Virginia governorship? State's top three officials embroiled in scandal
Professor Tyson has hired Katz Marshall & Banks to represent her in the matter, a firm that most of us last saw representing Dr. He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past.

Bob Stoops to be named coach/GM of Dallas XFL team
Back in December, we found the XFL would be coming back and Dallas would be getting a franchise this time. And if it's not fun, I won't do it.

Buyer's Remorse? Amazon Could be Getting Cold Feet in NY
Contrast the opposition in NY with the welcome in Virginia, and you can see why Amazon executives are reconsidering their choice. The Washington Post , it should be added, is owned by Jeff Bezos , who is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon .

Australian PM "disturbed" by Thai detention of refugee footballer
Mr Araibi, 25, a former Bahraini national team player, says he fled his home country due to political repression. The case has also drawn appeals from Australia's prime minister and soccer's world governing body, FIFA.

House committee approves tentative subpoena for Whitaker, despite his agreement to testify
The Democrat's "jaw dropped when Acting AG Whitaker told the chairman his 'five minutes is up, '" she reported . The Democrats claim new records prove Whitaker failed to return the money meant to be distributed to victims.

One case of measles confirmed in Bell County
The first dose is administered at between 12 through 15 months of age and the second dose at between 4 and 6 years of age. Denton County officials said they do not believe their case and the Houston ones are connected.

‘Apex Legends’ Hits Twitch Running With $200,000 Competition
This is something that Battle Royale competitor Fortnite does not have, yet it's the number one requested feature from players. The reality of playing with friends across different platforms is still new, so it should gain more traction as time goes on.

Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Native People’
In the past decade, she has already seen Democrats try and fail to pass a sweeping cap-and-trade climate law. Even so, the Green New Deal goes far beyond the Clean Power Plan proposed by former President Barack Obama.