Listen: Justin Fairfax, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"San Francisco and KiKi we IfM north highlands, Sacramento. From NPR news in Washington DC. This is weekend edition. I'm Scott Simon. What's changed? Now. The Democrats are the majority in the house. This is what happened when Matthew Whitaker? The acting attorney general went before the House Judiciary committee yesterday and new chairman Jerry Nadler, have you ever been asked to approve any request action to be taken by the special counsel. Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And then it got really contentious that story this hour and later has it become harder for chirons to flee star. Celebrate the music of Bobbie gentry in these strange story of an orchestra that toured the world with music without really being heard. I started newscast. It's Saturday February nine two thousand nineteen. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Charles Snyder. Democrats in Virginia's house of delegates including the black caucus are calling for the resignation of Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax from member station. W CV wouldn't he Evans reports at a second woman is accusing Fairfax of sexual assault attorneys for Meredith Watson have released a statement saying Watson was raped by Fairfax in two thousand while they were both students at Duke University. The lawyer said former classmates have given statements corroborating that Watson immediately told friends about the incident. Earlier this week scripts college professor Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of sexual assault Fairfax's denied both allegations. In a statement. He said he will clear his good name and has nothing to hide several Virginia. Democrats have called for the Lieutenant governor to resign in light of the allegations for NPR news. I'm Whitney Evans in Richmond. Virginia lawmaker says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment on Monday unless Fairfax steps down by them. Democrats on the House Judiciary committee say they're not done questioning acting attorney general Matt Whitaker. The committee's chairman New York's Jerry Nadler says he expects press Whitaker further about his contacts with the White House. Nether spoke after a tense hearing yesterday in which Whitaker was questioned about the special counsels Russia investigation. Here's an exchange between Whitaker them, Pennsylvania. Congresswoman Madeleine dean on Whittaker's decision not to recuse himself. Career officials at the Justice department recommended you recuse yourself to avoid the appearance of the car. Conflict or bias is that correct? And that was on December nineteenth to avoid even the appearance of a conflict or bias based on your previous statements. Is that correct is at the you've got congresswoman? Yes, or no, please.."