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Asked if Whitaker would now oversee Mueller Justice Department spokeswoman acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under purview of Department of Justice Asked if Whitaker would now oversee Mueller a Justice Department spokeswoman The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice NegativeWASHINGTON The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-sessions/democrats-warn-trump-after-attorney-general-sessions-forced-out-idUSKCN1NC2QM2018-11-09
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and former government ethics chief said friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially politically charged investigation into campaign WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Matthew Whitaker named on Wednesday to replace Jeff Sessions will directly oversee Special Prosecutor Robert Muellers investigation into possible links between Trumps campaign team and Matthew Whitaker named on Wednesday to replace Jeff Sessions will directly oversee Special Prosecutor Robert Muellers investigation into possible links between Trumps campaign team and Russian officials NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Whitaker publicly criticized Muellers investigation before he was hired as Sessions chief of staff last year Whitaker publicly criticized Muellers investigation before he was hired as Sessions chief of staff last year NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
In interview with Reuters Clovis said Whitaker is wonderful and dear friend In an interview with Reuters Clovis said Whitaker is a wonderful and a dear friend PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
He added that Whitaker was sounding for him when Clovis worked for He added that Whitaker was a sounding for him when Clovis worked for Trumps campaign PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Whitakers selection by Trump as acting attorney general drew sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers who described it as attempt by president to undermine and possibly end Whitakers selection by Trump as acting attorney general drew sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers who described it as an attempt by the president to undermine and possibly end Muellers investigation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
former U.S. attorney and conservative commentator Whitaker last year wrote opinion piece for that Mueller would be going too far if he investigated Trump familys finances A former U.S. attorney and conservative commentator Whitaker last year wrote an opinion piece for that Mueller would be going too far if he investigated the Trump familys finances NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Two months after article was published Whitaker went to work at Department of Justice Two months after the article was published Whitaker went to work at the Department of Justice NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Trump named Sessions chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general saying he would soon nominate permanent replacement for review by Senate Trump named Sessions chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general saying he would soon nominate a permanent replacement for review by the Senate NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trumps ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-democrats/u-s-democrats-seek-hearings-on-trumps-ouster-of-sessions-idUSKCN1ND2HH2018-11-09
Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing Mueller probe Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe the Washington Post reported NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trumps ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-democrats/u-s-democrats-seek-hearings-on-trumps-ouster-of-sessions-idUSKCN1ND2HH2018-11-09
Here is look at how Whitaker might stop or slow Mueller investigation and risks he might run in doing so Here is a look at how Whitaker might stop or slow the Mueller investigation and the risks he might run in doing so NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
But Clark said there was no clear enforcement action like lawsuit that could force Whitaker to recuse himself if he declined to follow rule But Clark said there was no clear enforcement action like a lawsuit that could force Whitaker to recuse himself if he declined to follow the rule NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
If Whitaker decided to fire Mueller he would need to inform special counsel in writing of specific reason for his termination If Whitaker decided to fire Mueller he would need to inform the special counsel in writing of the specific reason for his termination NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
I dont think Whitaker has good cause to fire Mueller I dont think Whitaker has good cause to fire Mueller NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
Whitaker would be required to notify Congress of such decision Whitaker would be required to notify Congress of such a decision NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
Short of legislation intended to protect Mueller which is unlikely to pass there is little Congress can do to challenge Whitakers oversight of Mueller said Rosenzweig Short of legislation intended to protect Mueller which is unlikely to pass there is little Congress can do to challenge Whitakers oversight of Mueller said Rosenzweig NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
requirement that Whitaker notify Congress if he blocks Mueller from doing something is about political accountability not legal The requirement that Whitaker notify Congress if he blocks Mueller from doing something is about political accountability not legal Rosenzweig said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09





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probe has been criticised by Mr Sessionss successor Matthew Whitaker. The probe has been criticised by Mr Sessionss successor Matthew Whitaker. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09
She went on to argue that given his record of threats to undermine and weaken Russia investigation Mr Whitaker should follow in Mr Sessions footsteps and recuse himself. She went on to argue that given his record of threats to undermine and weaken the Russia investigation Mr Whitaker should follow in Mr Sessions footsteps and recuse himself. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09
Mr Whitaker can now assume control of Mueller inquiry which has been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until now. Mr Whitaker can now assume control of the Mueller inquiry which has been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until now. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09
Mr Whitaker is not tipped to remain in top role for long Mr Whitaker is not tipped to remain in the top role for long NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09