Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker promoted column calling Mueller investigation a ‘lynch mob’

November 8, 2018

Matthew Whitaker, whom President Trump named acting attorney general, during an appearance on CNN in July 2017.

By Staff

Matthew Whitaker, whom President Trump named acting attorney general after forcing Jeff Sessions to resign Wednesday, has made it clear he’s not a fan of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Among his other duties, Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney who has served as Sessions’ chief of staff since October 2017, will take over control of Mueller’s investigation from deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. It was unclear Thursday whether Whitaker would take any actions that could impact Mueller. But prior to joining the Department of Justice, Whitaker was an outspoken critic on television and social of the Mueller’s investigation.

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