Mueller reportedly plans to issue new indictments in the Russia investigation today

samcraig

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vrDrew

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Oh, that will go over well. :rolleyes:
Well, I'm going to give Whitaker the benefit of the doubt.

He is only an interim AG. He knows his tenure at Justice is not going to be that long, and he probably knows he wouldn't get confirmed by even a heavily-Republican Senate.

If his only job is to fire Mueller or cripple the investigation, Whitaker could potentially get caught up in obstruction of justice charges. And Mathew Whitaker does not want that. He's seen too many other people taking the bullet for Donald Trump.

Whitaker knows he's out of his depth as AG. He's just putting in a few months before he moves on to a well-paying cable TV gig as a legal commentator.

Could be wrong. And Trump would be shooting himself in the foot if he tries to fire Mueller. We'll have to see.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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At his point the train is so far out of the station that any attempt to influence anything isn't going to go over well. The Senate republicans IMHO are content to let the chips fall where they may. Any appearance of someone trying to derail the investigation isn't going to play well and the GOP isn't going to want to have that fight or have to keep defending the indefensible.
 

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Evah!

https://www.apnews.com/885a44ac27944976ab1b6738e0c5ba38
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.

The city of Des Moines ultimately yanked an affordable housing loan that Whitaker’s company had been awarded, and another lender began foreclosure proceedings after Whitaker defaulted on a separate loan for nearly $700,000. Several contractors complained they were not paid, and a process server for one contractor could not even find Whitaker or his company to serve him with a lawsuit.

After being appointed last week by President Donald Trump to the nation’s top law enforcement job, Whitaker’s history as a former federal prosecutor, Republican Party loyalist and critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has come under scrutiny, as have some of his business dealings.

Whitaker is expected to return to his home state Wednesday to speak at a conference at a downtown Des Moines hotel, about two miles from the Ingersoll Avenue apartment building that he once saw as an investment opportunity. After years of rising costs, Whitaker stopped work on the project by early 2016 and sold the building months later.

City officials raced to see the project completed to avoid losing federal money, and contractors filed liens seeking compensation for more than $32,000 in unpaid work.

A lawyer who represented Whitaker’s company did not return a phone call seeking comment. A Department of Justice spokeswoman said she was looking into the matter.
Why are people even considering taking an appointment in this administration? The scrutiny people will come under is glaring, and the people called upon shouldn't even want an aging sight challenged mall cop looking at them too long.
 
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Evah!

https://www.apnews.com/885a44ac27944976ab1b6738e0c5ba38

Why are people even considering taking an appointment in this administration? The scrutiny people will come under is glaring, and the people called upon shouldn't want a aging sight challenged mall cop looking at them too long.
Makes me wonder whether they did even minimal vetting of Whitaker. For example, the White House claimed that they were not aware of his close ties to a patent fraud company, when that relationship was listed on Whitaker's Wikipedia page.