• While he was Jeff Sessions' top aide, Matthew Whitaker reportedly advised Trump on how he could force the DOJ to cave to his demands

    3 days ago - By Chron

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    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker reportedly counseled top DOJ officials on how to counter President Donald Trump's demands for investigations into his political adversaries, while at the same time advising the White House on how it could force the DOJ to investigate those same claims.
    In conversations with Trump, Whitaker is said to have cast himself as a staunch loyalist and promised he would "extract as much as he could from the Justice Department on the president's behalf.
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  • Matthew Whitaker Takes His Twitter Account Private, After the Acting Attorney General's Tweet About the ‘Mueller Lynch Mob' Reveals Conflicts

    3 days ago - By Fortune

    Just days after President Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions's Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker to take over Sessions's role as attorney general, Whitaker has changed his Twitter account to private status. Whitaker's tweets are now hidden from public view.
    Whitaker used Twitter to weigh in on a number of issues related to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation that would typically require recusal under Justice Department rules.
    On July 27, 2017, he called any effort by the legislature to protect Mueller's role “a mistake.” He linked on Aug. 6, 2017, to a CNN opinion piece he'd...
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