Now that Jeff Sessions is gone, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department says.
When a TPM reporter asked if he was taking charge of overseeing the Mueller probe from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a DOJ spokeswoman said, “The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice.”
Sessions had recused himself from overseeing the probe.
Additional reporting by Tierney Sneed
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