After being asked about Mueller, Whitaker tells Judiciary Committee chairman 'your five minutes is up'

Matthew Whitaker.
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday got off to a contentious start.

Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) at one point during the hearing asked Whitaker whether he has been asked to approve any of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's requests or actions. In a stunning moment, Whitaker replied, "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up." Those in attendance for the hearing were clearly shocked, and a mixture of laughs and gasps filled the room.

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