Matthew Whitaker

  • Donald Trump Mar 5, 2019

    Attorney General Won’t Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

    Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday. The officials advised Barr against recusal from Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.

  • Donald Trump Feb 19, 2019

    Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday fielded questions about former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s role in the Michael Cohen investigation.

  • Colin Jost Feb 10, 2019

    ‘SNL’: Halsey Hosts and Performs as Cast Pokes Fun at Bezos, Trump

    ‘Saturday Night Live’ shared their version of Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ in this week’s cold open, going over Jeff Bezos’ drama and Matthew Whitaker’s stubbornness. Halsey performs as the musical guest and also hosts the show, showing off her acting skills in addition to her vocal ones. Michael Che and Colin Jost break down the Virginia political scandals in...

  • Congress Feb 8, 2019

    Whitaker, Scanlon Square Off in House Hearing

    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D., Pa., sparred over sanctuary cities on Friday when Whitaker appeared before the House Judiciary Committee.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Feb 8, 2019

    Acting AG Whitaker Says He Hasn’t Talked to Trump About Mueller

     Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced questions about his involvement in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation while testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.

  • attorney general Feb 7, 2019

    Senate Panel Advances Trump’s Attorney General Nominee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he’ll be once special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation concludes. The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next...

  • Donald Trump Feb 5, 2019

    No Sign Midterms Were Affected by Foreign Government Meddling, Trump Administration Says

    The Justice and Homeland Security departments said Tuesday that the government found no sign that foreign governments were able to affect the results of this November’s midterm elections, NBC News reported. A classified document with the findings was submitted to President Donald Trump on Monday, according to the departments’ statement Tuesday. Last fall, U.S. intelligence agencies detected persistent hacking attempts...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    Trump’s Attorney General Nominee: ‘I Will Not Be Bullied’

    Vowing “I will not be bullied,” President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

  • Donald Trump Dec 16, 2018

    Loyalty, Rapport: Why Trump Chose Mulvaney as Chief of Staff

    Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. And, as a bonus, a decent golf game. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff. And when his first pick turned him down, sparking a frantic search, the president turned to the man he’d already tapped for two previous jobs in his...

  • Donald Trump Dec 14, 2018

    Trump Chooses Mulvaney to Be Acting Chief of Staff

    President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration,” Trump tweeted.

  • Donald Trump Dec 11, 2018

    ‘Many’ Candidates Vying for Chief of Staff Job, Trump Says

    Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several...

  • attorney general Nov 30, 2018

    Las Vegas Massacre Survivors Promised Nearly $17M by Justice Department

    The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation’s modern history, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday. The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by the...

  • Boston Nov 27, 2018

    Comey Calls Acting Attorney General ‘Not the Sharpest Knife’

    Former FBI Director James Comey says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker “may not be the sharpest knife” in the drawer. Comey made those comments during an interview Monday with WGBH News in Boston after he was asked whether Whitaker could derail special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2018

    Whitaker Earned Nearly $1M From Right-Leaning Nonprofit

    Before joining the Justice Department, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn’t disclose its donors, according to financial disclosure forms released Tuesday. The documents, released by the Justice Department show Whitaker received $904,000 in income from the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust from 2016 through nearly the end of 2017. He...

  • lawsuit Nov 19, 2018

    Democratic Senators Sue Over Whitaker’s Appointment as AG

    Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 13, 2018

    FBI Report Shows 17 Percent Spike in Hate Crimes in 2017

    Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in 2016. The FBI’s annual hate crimes report defines hate crimes as...

  • NBC Nov 11, 2018

    Top Dems Say Whitaker Must Offer ‘Immediate Recusal’ From Mueller Probe

    Democratic leaders pressed the Department of Justice’s top ethics official on Sunday to provide answers on whether the department has advised acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, NBC News reported. In a letter to Lee Lofthus, the assistant attorney general for administration, Democrats highlighted Whitaker’s past comments criticizing the Mueller probe...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    White House Braces for Mueller’s Next Steps

    The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump abruptly altered the chain of command...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    ‘Protect Mueller’: Protesters Take to the Streets in Protest of New Russia Probe Oversight

    Protests in major U.S. cities have drawn crowds of thousands calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Organizers oppose Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general after the president forced Sessions to resign Wednesday. Whitaker could now be the official to oversee...

  • Attorney Nov 9, 2018

    Protesters Demand Whitaker Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

    Demonstrators in D.C. and across the country have called for the protection of Robert Mueller and the Russia probe after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign. The acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has already said he would not recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

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