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"matt riddick whittaker" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Best interest of everyone, the president congress and the American people that this matter be resolved by allowing the special counsel to complete his work the country needs a credible resolution to these issues, and if confirmed I will not permit partisan politics personal interests or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation. I will follow the special counsel regulations scrupulously and in good, faith and on my watch. Bob will be allowed to finish his work. You know that would. Been a great. Opportunity. To say, and we will release this information to the public. So the public will see the results of this investigation, regardless of what it is. That's where you would've added that if that's what your intention was. So it's quite possible that over the past couple of months six months ago that went Bill Barr wrote that unsolicited nine thousand nine page memo saying there's it's impossible to find the president guilty, not even legally speaking. But there there is no it's not even a question of fact this investigation. The investigation itself is impossible to find a violation by the president. Even if he's had a has reconsidered that perspective. The real question is are we going to hear about it? Because it sounds to me like they have basically figured out a plan B and plan B is just basically suck this investigation down the drain you finish. And when you're done. Thank you goodbye. We'll just put it in the put in a file cabinet here is Lahey. Asking more about that. If confirmed both seeking and following advice departments career ethics of fish on site. Pas I'm sorry. This in this instance, right? The question's gonna be. So Patrick layhee? And this is what happened with Whittaker? And this is what happened with Jeff Sessions. There is an internal agency essentially within the DOJ it's a committee subcommittee made up of officials at the DOJ who assess whether there is a conflict of interest or an appearance of conflict of interest, which would require various officials to recuse themselves. Jeff Sessions, it was recommended to him by this ethics committee. Recuse yourself is an internal DOJ committee. You'll recall last time MARCY Wheeler was on. She intimidated that this committee made up of four or five senior DOJ officials would tell Matt Whitaker to recuse himself. And then Matt Riddick Whittaker announced they they said, I'm okay. And it wasn't until like three or four weeks later that we hear the reporting that in fact, no he was told he should recuse himself. So the question becomes with Bill bar. If it's determined by other DOJ officials that because of your position in the past. It is best for at the very least the the the the optics. So the so that the American public and have confidence that the investigations not being manipulated or buried or interfered with or underfunded or whatever it is. That you recuse yourself. Will you listen? Unlike Matt Whitaker to the recommendations of these members of the department of Justice..
"matt riddick whittaker" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"The United States now has a new acting attorney general that man Matthew Whitaker will oversee the Russia investigation. And he's made his feelings pretty clear about the Muller probe on Twitter in August. Two thousand seventeen Whitaker responded to a national review article, headlined Muller is squeezing Manafort with this comment, quote, one thought is Muller trying to catch Manafort in a line to congress case to exert pressure. After exert pressure being day after interview with staffers in another comment. Whitaker tweeted in response to this NPR headline those fervently depending on rubber shake up. The Trump presidency may be in for some disappointment. Stating the article is correct. It will be very difficult to ever see evidence discovered by mother grand jury investigation Whitaker. Also shared an opinion piece, titled quote note to Trump's lawyers do not cooperate with Muller Lynch mob Whittaker adding worth a read. Capitol Hill's beginning to respond to the breaking news of President Trump firing attorney general Jeff Sessions CNN sullen cer- Foudy is on the hill and son. Then what are you hearing? Well, certainly Jake specifically a lot of concern about acting AG Matt Whitaker a lot of those words that you just read the top Senate democrat top House Democrat both tonight calling for Matt Riddick Whittaker to recuse himself in the Russia investigation in certainly across the board. A lot of top Democrats. It's seen a lot of concern about what all of this means for the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Here's Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer earlier today. Protecting. Muller and his investigation is paramount. It would create a constitutional crisis. If this were pre lewd to ending or greatly limiting the Muller. Investigation, and I hope President Trump and those he listens to refrain from that. And we are also hearing from key House Democrats as well Jerry Nadler who stands to potentially take over the House Judiciary committee. He raised obstruction concerns earlier today and says that he could potentially investigate this decision to hire to fire sessions. Meantime, same similar sentiments coming from Elijah Cummings. The democrat who likely will take over the house oversight committee. So certainly a lot of top Democrats in their new-found majority in the house emboldened by this news and their reaction tonight..