Mueller's new boss is a Trump tool

Trump fired Jeff Sessions the morning after the midterm elections and appointed lawyer Matthew Whitaker as acting United States Attorney General. Whitaker has a long history of sucking up to Trump and saying Mueller's Trump/Russia investigation must be stopped. Quartz has assembled a list of the times Whitaker has been critical of the investigation and of Mueller.

Here are a few quotes from Whitaker's op-eds, tweets, and media appearances:

  • "Hollow calls for independent prosecutors are just craven attempts to score cheap political points and serve the public in no measurable way."
  • "there is no criminal obstruction of justice charge to be had here [against Trump]."
  • "I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced, it would [be a] recess appointment and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Mueller but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigations grinds to almost a halt."
  • "Note to Trump's lawyer: Do not cooperate with Mueller lynch mob"

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