Acting U.S. Attorney
General Has 'Not Interfered' In Russia Probe
February 11, 2019
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says he has not taken any
action to interfere "in any way" with a probe into alleged Russian
meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Whitaker oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether
there was collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and
Whitaker spoke during a contentious hearing of the Democrat-led House
Judiciary Committee in Washington on February 8.
Whitaker said he had not spoken to Trump or any senior White House staff
about the Russia inquiry.
also added that there had been "no change in the overall management" of
"I have and will continue to manage this investigation in a manner that
is consistent with the governing regulations," he said.
The hearing came after a dispute over whether Whitaker could be forced
to disclose his conversations with the president.
Trump named Whitaker acting attorney general in November after ousting
Jeff Sessions, whom the president had criticized repeatedly for recusing
himself from the Russia investigation. which Trump has labeled a "witch
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