It is getting feisty at the House Judiciary Committee with Acting AG Whitaker.
During a line of questioning, AG Whitaker tells Chairman Nadler that his “five minutes” was up.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation during a highly anticipated grilling by House Democrats, testifying that he had not shared information about the investigation with President Donald Trump.
“I have not talked to the president of the United States about the special counsel's investigation … I have not talked about the special counsel's investigation with senior White House officials,” Whitaker said under combative questioning by House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat.
He also defended his decision not to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's probe.
"I have not interfered in any way with the special counsel's investigation," Whitaker testified.
Whitaker’s appearance before the committee capped a lengthy standoff with Nadler over the chairman's threat to subpoena the acting attorney general.
The harassment of the Trump Administration has to stop. The Russian collusion investigation has been going for two years with zero evidence to suggest Russians interfered with our elections.
The likely new Attorney General, William Barr, should do what’s for the country and end the Mueller investigation.