Acting US Attorney General Has Echoed Trump’s Criticism of Russia Probe

Posted on November 8, 2018 8:46 am

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Matthew Whitaker, appointed by U.S. President Donald Trump as the acting attorney general and now overseeing the investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign links to Russia, has often echoed the president’s verbal attacks on the probe. The 49-year-old Whitaker joined the Justice Department last year as chief of staff to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions after often voicing objections about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation into the Russia meddling and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe. Trump ousted Sessions on Wednesday after criticizing him for more than a year over his recusal from oversight of