Dems Request Docs On Appointment Of Whitaker As Acting AG

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Fol... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Following a subpoena fight between committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and the Justice Department, Whitaker was questioned about his oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 4, 2019 6:20 p.m.
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Why was former hot tub salesman Matthew Whitaker named Acting Attorney General? And, furthermore, what was asked of him once he assumed control of federal law enforcement?

One incident in which Trump allegedly asked Whitaker if he could put an ally — acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman — in charge of the Cohen investigation is at the center of the House Judiciary Committee’s crosshairs in the probe.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

  • Former chief of staff to Don McGahn Annie Donaldson
  • DOJ
  • Former White House Counsel Don McGahn
  • Donald Trump Jr., presidential son and Trump Org executive
  • Eric Trump, son of the president and Trump Org executive
  • FBI
  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser
  • Jay Sekulow, personal attorney to President Trump
  • Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and fixer for President Trump
  • The White House
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