When asked whether his acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, President Trump deflected, suggesting if Whitaker did end up appearing he would “do very well.”
“He’s an outstanding person, I would say if he did testify, he would do very well,” he told reporters in the Oval Office. “He’s an outstanding persona, a very, very fine man.”
Trump’s comments follow news that Whitaker won’t testify before the House committee unless members drop their threat of subpoenaing him. House Democrats are interested in Whitaker’s communications with the White House about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, an investigation he publicly bashed before being appointed as acting attorney general.
When asked if Whitaker should testify, Trump praises his acting AG: "He's an outstanding person" pic.twitter.com/dKPRX8pXbc
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