When he's not dispensing opinions about the proper way to cook a steak, the new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has a funny habit of, well, talking about the Robert Mueller investigation. Specifically, ranting on Twitter about what he sees as Mueller's overreach, an opinion that just so happens to be shared by the president:
In other tweets, Whitaker said reports of Mueller's investigation indicated that the special counsel had moved past his "delegation," calling the stories "very concerning." In another tweet, he quoted an article that called Mueller's investigation a "lynch mob."
With former Attorney General Jeff Sessions out, Whitaker is now expected to be in control of the very investigation he has excoriated for more than a year on Twitter. Earlier on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said: "Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general."
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