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Trump Asked Matthew Whitaker To Meddle In Michael Cohen Probe: NYT

The president reportedly voiced his desire to put someone on his side in charge of the investigation. He denies it.
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Trump Reportedly Asked Matthew Whitaker To Meddle In Michael Cohen Probe

The president reportedly voiced his desire to put someone on his side in charge of the investigation. He denies it.
Tags: News, Trump, Michael Cohen, Matthew Whitaker


Trump denies asking Whitaker about Cohen probe

President Donald Trump denies asking acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if an ally could undo his recusal to investigate Michael Cohen. Trump also says he'll win multistate lawsuits challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a wall. (Feb. 19)            [Author: AP]
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See the President react to NYT report on Whitaker

President Donald Trump denied a report from the New York Times, saying he never asked Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to interfere with the SDNY's investigation.
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Trump denies NYT report, praises Matthew Whitaker

President Donald Trump denied a report from the New York Times, saying he never asked Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to interfere with the SDNY's investigation.
Tags: News, New York Times, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Matthew Whitaker, SDNY


NYT: Trump asked Whitaker if he could put prosecutor in charge of Cohen probe

President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already recused himself from the probe, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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Trump DOJ Meddling Included Whitaker Call Seeking New Prosecutor On Cohen Probe

President Trump’s repeated efforts to meddle with Justice Department investigations into him and his inner circle included a phone call to then acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker asking for an ally to be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The report lays out several previously unknown episodes showcasing the private attempts by Trump and his supporters to impede the Cohen investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Acc...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Paul ryan, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Obstruction, James Comey, Trump


Trump Denies Trying To Interfere In Cohen Probe: ‘I Don’t Know Who Gave You That’

President Donald Trump denied reporting from the New York Times Tuesday that he called then-acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to try to install a Trump ally at the head of the Michael Cohen probe. “No, not at all,” he told reporters Tuesday when asked if he had done that. “I don’t know who gave you that. That’s more fake news.” He continued to talk about the abundance of fake news circulating and waxed lyrical about Whitaker’s person, saying that he is owed “a lot of thanks by our nation....
Tags: News, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Whitaker, Berman, Michael Cohen, Matthew Whitaker, Matt Whitaker, Geoffrey Berman, Kate Riga, TV Clip


Trump-Russia: FBI had 'backup plan' to save investigation evidence – live

Plan created after Comey firing to ensure information would survive firings or reassignments of top officials Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 7.54pm GMT Trump had this to say at the White House when asked about Bernie Sanders making a second run for the presidency: “Personally, I think he missed his time,” Trump said. “But I like Bernie.” 7.34pm GMT Update to the NYT report mentioned further down below:Donald Trump has denied making any requests of acting atto...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Bernie, Comey, Matthew Whitaker, Trump Administration


This Week: A Judge Agrees With Mueller That Manafort Lied

An Aug. 2, 2016 meeting in a Manhattan cigar room — at which then-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort met with a former colleague linked to Russian intelligence, Konstantin Kilimnik, to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine — is key to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson at the hearing last week. A transcript from that hearing also suggests that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office believes Manafort lied in the hope...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Abc, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, House, New Jersey, PAC, Manhattan, Jackson, Justice Department, Helsinki, James Comey


Whitaker Stays Put At The Justice Department In A New Role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, environmental and antitrust. Meanwhile, William Barr is spending his first full day Friday as attorney general meeting with top-lev...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Ap, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Whitaker, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Summer Concepcion


Whitaker remains at Justice Dept. but in different role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, […]
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William Barr confirmed to lead the Justice Department

On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Trump nominee William Barr as the next head of the Justice Department. Barr was nominated to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who fell out of favor with the Trump administration and resigned last year. Barr will step in for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who controversially stepped into the role in December amidst criticism over his view of the Robert Mueller investigation. Barr isn’t a new name to the DOJ, having served in the nat...
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Senate Confirms Barr As Attorney General

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm him, mostly along party lines. Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, will succeed Jeff Sessions. Trump pushed Sessions out of office last year after railing against his decision to ...
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Senate Confirms Bill Barr as Attorney General

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm William Barr as attorney general.Barr, who previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, was confirmed 51–45 largely along party lines, with Republicans backing the president's nominee and Democrats opposing.Democratic senators Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona defected, backing Barr's nomination, while Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was the lone Republican who voted against him...
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Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William Barr to be the next attorney general. Barr will succeed Jeff Sessions, who resigned in November at the urging of President Donald Trump. Since then, Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, has served as acting attorney general. A number of Democrats planned to vote against Barr’s confirmation over concerns […]
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Senate approves William Barr as Donald Trump's new attorney general

The US Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr, putting the veteran Republican lawyer in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of any ties between Mr Trump’s campaign and Russia. The vote was 54-45, primarily on a party-line basis with most Republicans backing the 68-year-old and most Democrats opposed. Democrats had expressed concern over Mr Barr's nomination out of concern he might not fully make public Mr Mueller's findings. But wi...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, US, Moscow, US Senate, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, George Hw Bush, Whitaker, Mueller, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller


House panel asks Whitaker to clarify “incomplete” testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Wednesday that many of the answers that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gave his committee in a hearing last week were “unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence,” and he is asking for further clarification. In a letter sent to Whitaker, Nadler said he will […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Whitaker, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker, Jerrold Nadler, Nation & World Politics, Whitaker Nadler


Nadler Threatens To Depose Whitaker Over Testimony ‘Contradicted By Other Evidence’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday suggested that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the committee during a recent oversight hearing.  Nadler threatened to formally depose Whitaker if the acting attorney general’s responses to certain questions weren’t clarified. “ Members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence,” Nadler wrote in a letter to Whitaker. “I have asked...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Trump, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Matthew Whitaker, Nadler, Matt Shuham, Jerry Nadler, The Committee


House Judiciary chairman threatens to depose acting attorney general after contentious testimony

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler threatened to depose acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in a letter Wednesday, calling his testimony "unsatisfactory" or "contradicted by other evidence."
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Nadler threatens to depose acting AG

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler threatened to depose acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in a letter Wednesday, calling his testimony "unsatisfactory" or "contradicted by other evidence."
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FOIA Seeks ATF Documents after Technical Expert Admits ‘Machinegun’ Ruling Political

Yet per ATF's former Acting Chief of the Firearms Technology Branch, that rule ignored how previous advice from legal counsel and technical experts was overruled. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A Freedom of Information Act Request filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Monday seeks presentation and other materials proving bureau decisions to reclassify firearm accessories as machineguns were political and contrary to statutory law, technical evaluations and advice of le...
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Matthew Whitaker Apparently Only Owns One Tie

It's so lucky he commits all his blunders in it.
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Acting AG Whitaker makes the case that "law enforcement works"

Today in Washington, DC, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker delivered these remarks to the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference. The structure and specifics of what he had to say is quite similar to the message delivered by former AG Jeff Sessions in similar settings in years past, and here are notable excerpts speaking to federal enforcement efforts: In the last fiscal year, the Justice Department charged the greatest number of violent crime defendants since we started to t...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Washington, America, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Matthew Whitaker, Douglas A Berman, National Sheriffs ' Association, AG Jeff Sessions, AG Whitaker


Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker goes head to head with Democratic lawmakers on

Democrats go after acting Attorney General Whitaker over his treatment of the Mueller probe.
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Rachel Maddow Can’t Get Over 1 Aspect Of Matthew Whitaker’s Testimony

“It’s like a lullaby for your kidney health."
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Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.
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Cooper takes on Whitaker's concerns about CNN reporting

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he found it "deeply concerning" that CNN was outside of Roger Stone's house the morning of his arrest.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Cooper, Whitaker, Roger Stone, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker


Anderson Cooper takes on Whitaker's concerns about CNN reporting

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he found it "deeply concerning" that CNN was outside of Roger Stone's house the morning of his arrest.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Whitaker, Roger Stone, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker


In fiery face-off, Matthew Whitaker says he has not meddled in Russia inquiry

House Democrats confronted the acting attorney general on his criticism of special counsel in a contentious hearing The acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious congressional hearing in his waning days on the job.The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was the first, and likely only, chance for newly empowered Democrats in the majority to grill an attorney gen...
Tags: Russia, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation