Matt Whitaker Tries To Avoid Mueller Question By Telling House Judiciary Committee Chairman His Time Is Up

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker tried to avoid a question about Special Counsel Robert Mueller by telling House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler his time was up.

Rep. Nadler asked Whitaker a simple yes or no question:

In your capacity as acting attorney general have you ever been asked to approve any request for action to be taken by the special counsel?

Whitaker tried to wriggle out of answering:

Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up and so… I am here voluntarily, we have agreed to five-minute rounds.”

Nadler was shocked, but repeated his question:

In your capacity as acting attorney general have you ever been asked to approve any request for action to be taken by the special counsel?

Whitaker finally answered the question:

I want to be very specific about this, Mr. Chairman, because I think it will allay a lot of fears that have existed among this committee, among the legislative branch largely and maybe amongst some American people.

We have followed the counsel’s regulations to a tee. There’s been no event, no decision that has required me to take any action and I’ve not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation.

(Source: C-SPAN 2 via YouTube)

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