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  • It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

    03/09/2019 7:17:55 PM PST · by Aquamarine · 310 replies
    daily beast ^ | 3/9/2019 | Betsy Woodruff
    After it claimed no such document existed, the Justice Department just unearthed a letter Matt Whitaker delivered to the Utah U.S. attorney directing a review of how the department handled the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One issues. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary...
  • SNL's Meet the Press Cold Open Obsesses Over Jeff Bezos' Penis Size: Small Potatoes

    02/09/2019 10:48:03 PM PST · by Conserv · 11 replies
    The opener started with a Meet the Press panel featuring Peggy Noonan (as played by Cecily Strong), Donna Brazile (Leslie Jones) and Eugene Robinson (Keenan Thompson). “You’re all highly-respected journalists, so when all is said and done, what do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is gonna look like?” SNL’s Chuck Todd (Kyle Mooney) asked. “I know normally high-minded journalists wouldn’t talk about something like this, but it does involve the richest man in America and the president of the United States.” “As a journalist, this is not something I ever thought I’d have to cover, but as a human, I’m...
  • Former senior FBI official calls Whitaker hearing ‘disgraceful’

    02/08/2019 10:15:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg ripped Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on Friday night, calling his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee “disgraceful.” "I’ve testified many times in Congress," Rosenberg, who served as chief of staff under former FBI Director James Comey and as a U.S. attorney in the Bush (and Obama) administration(s), explained during an interview on MSBNC. "Sometimes the questions are good and thoughtful, sometimes they’re compound and incomprehensible, but you have to answer every one with a degree of civility and dignity, and that was sorely lacking.” Whitaker sparred with various lawmakers during his...
  • Hearing erupts as Acting AG Whitaker calls time on Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’

    02/08/2019 8:46:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februry 8, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stunned onlookers and lawmakers during an already-contentious House hearing Friday, when he tried to call time on the Democratic chairman after yet another line of questioning regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. The retort came after Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., first said he wanted Whitaker to appear for a private deposition after the hearing and went on to ask Whitaker whether he had been “asked to approve any requests or action” for the special counsel. “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, so…” Whitaker replied as the hearing room broke out...
  • Hearing Goes Off The Rails – Sheila Jackson Lee Doesn’t Like Matt Whitaker’s Joke…

    02/08/2019 12:40:36 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 35 replies
    Sheila Jackson Lee gets in nasty dustup with Whitaker https://youtu.be/xopB8fsZlVU “Mr. Attorney General, we’re not joking here, and your humor is not acceptable,” Jackson Lee snapped. “You are here because we have a constitutional duty to ask questions, and the Congress has the right to establish government rules. The rules are that you are here. So, I need to ask the question and I need to have my time restored so you can behave appropriately. I will behave appropriately as a member of the Judiciary Committee.”
  • Best Republican Response So Far At Whitaker Hearing | Doug Collins Drops The Hammer On Democrats

    02/08/2019 9:01:47 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 13 replies
    AWESOME RANT BY COLLINS Republican Doug Collins – ‘This hearing is pointless. If this is the way we’re going to go, then we’ll have plenty of stunts, we’re going to have plenty of theatrics. Bring your popcorn.’ https://youtu.be/tGgoUVty_ck https://twitter.com/TheDailyBail/status/1093906850502844416 https://twitter.com/politico/status/1093890424526131200 Written words don't do it justice. The video is excellent.
  • Live: Matt Whitaker testifies before Congress (9:30 am EST)

    02/08/2019 6:24:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    Fox via Youtube ^ | 02/08/19 | Fox News
    Live: Matt Whitaker testifies before Congress
  • Office of Special Counsel Opens Investigation on Acting AG Whitaker Over Hatch Act Violation

    11/23/2018 4:16:03 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 23, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: Here We Go: Office of Special Counsel Opens Investigation on Acting AG Matt Whitaker Over Hatch Act Violations An independent federal investigative agency is looking into whether acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker violated prohibitions on political activities by federal employees by accepting contributions to his 2014 Senate campaign earlier this year. Last January and February, when Whitaker served as chief of staff at the Department of Justice, four individuals donated a total of $8,800 to the committee for Whitaker’s unsuccessful 2014 run for a Senate seat in Iowa, according to Federal Election Commission records. Austin Evers, the executive...
  • Whitaker’s post provides ample tools to disrupt Mueller probe

    11/23/2018 10:01:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 06:00 AM EST | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Matthew Whitaker doesn’t have to fire Robert Mueller to throw a wrench in the special counsel’s investigation. Much of the focus on President Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the possibility of Whitaker removing Mueller, a move that would undoubtedly spark public outrage and trigger full-scale investigations by Democrats, who are poised to take control of the House in January. ADVERTISEMENT But federal regulations offer Whitaker, now acting attorney general, broad authority with respect to the special counsel that extends beyond the ability to remove Mueller, giving him the ability to...
  • Dershowitz Feuds With Blumenthal Over Whitaker: 'I Was in School of Harvard, Not Schoolhouse Rock'

    11/20/2018 11:42:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the DOJ inspector general to investigate President Trump's relationship and correspondence with Matthew Whitaker in the wake of his appointment to acting attorney general. Trump gave Whitaker the role after ousting former AG Jeff Sessions. Democrats are outraged for at least two reasons. One, that Whitaker has publicly criticized Robert Mueller's Russia probe and two, that Whitaker did not get Senate approval for the new position. They argue that under the succession statute, the role of acting AG rightfully belongs to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Schumer adds that if Whitaker remains in the role, he...
  • Trump gives Whitaker free rein over Mueller probe: 'It's going to be up to him'

    11/18/2018 8:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump on Sunday said he is giving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker free rein over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, including limiting or shutting down the investigation. “It’s going to be up to him,” Mr. Trump said in an interview aired on Fox News Sunday.” “I wouldn’t get involved.”
  • Trump: So funny to see little Adam Schitt talking that Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate

    11/18/2018 10:45:25 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 18, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
  • Acting AG Whitaker will consult ethics officials about possible recusal

    11/12/2018 7:31:11 PM PST · by EinNYC · 104 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 12, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will consult with ethics officials about “matters that may warrant recusal” amid criticism of his oversight of the Mueller investigation. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice said Whitaker is fully committed to following appropriate procedures, including consulting with senior ethics officials about oversight responsibilities.
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Writes Scathing Op-Ed Saying Trump’s Interim AG Pick Is ‘Illegal’

    11/08/2018 1:35:44 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 144 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Ronn Blitzer
    President Donald Trump‘s pick for interim Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has been met with harsh opposition in the form of a New York Times op-ed co-authored by none other than George Conway. That’s right, the same Conway who is married to counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and regularly trolls the president on Twitter. “President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional,” they wrote. “It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.”
  • Matthew Whitaker Will Not Recuse Himself From Russia Probe and Won’t Approve Presidential Subpoena

    11/08/2018 10:22:27 AM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Will Not Recuse Himself From Russia Probe and Won’t Approve Presidential Subpoena Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation.
  • ‘Two can play that game!’ Trump has answer to Dems investigation threats

    11/07/2018 2:38:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    With Democrats retaking the House and Rep. Nancy Pelosi expected to reclaim the speaker’s gavel and launch a two-year inquisition against President Donald Trump, he let it be known Wednesday morning that “two can play that game.” . .If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
  • Trump celebrates GOP gains,threatens House Democrats

    11/07/2018 12:57:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    ap ^ | 11/7/2018 | JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington came to grips with its new divided reality, President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his party’s Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested he may be able to govern more effectively after losing a chamber of Congress.Trump faces the prospect, starting early next year, of endless investigations after Democrats formally take control of the House, along with stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. Still, he celebrated Republicans’ success in retaining the Senate and seemed to...
  • Trump says Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general

    11/07/2018 12:14:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 184 replies
    WP ^ | November 7 at 2:50 PM
    Trump says Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general.
  • "This is the Red Line” Eric Holder Panics After Rosenstein Loses Control Over Mueller Probe

    11/07/2018 12:49:49 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Eric Holder is panicking now that Rosenstein no longer has control over the corrupt Mueller probe. The Deep State and Democrats went from celebrating flipping the House to panicking after the President forced out AG Sessions on Wednesday. “This is a red line” Holder said. HOLDER: Anyone who attempts to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller inquiry must be held accountable. This is a red line. We are a nation of laws and norms not subject to the self interested actions of one man.
  • Furious Nancy Pelosi turns on Trump for firing Sessions

    11/07/2018 3:32:19 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 7, 2018 | Geoff Earle
    Furious Nancy Pelosi turns on Trump for firing Sessions in 'blatant move' to undermine Mueller while Democrats are powerless to stop probe being shut down The House minority leader tweeted soon after Trump fired Sessions The president sought resignation and is empowering loyalist acting AG Pelosi called it a blatant attempt 'to undermine & end' Mueller probe She blasted Trump hours after he praised her hard work and effectiveness Incoming Judiciary chair: 'We will be holding people accountable House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted the firing of attorney general Jeff Sessions, and called it a 'blatant move' to undermine special...