clarification needed
February 13, 2019

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, notifying him that "members on both sides of the aisle" found his testimony last week "unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence."

During an appearance on CNN earlier in the day, Nadler said Whitaker "may have" misled the committee. In his letter, he told Whitaker he "repeatedly refused to offer clear responses regarding your communications with the White House, and you were inconsistent in your application of the [Justice] Department's policy related to the discussion of ongoing investigations."

Nadler said the Judiciary Committee has "identified several individuals with direct knowledge of the phone calls you denied receiving from the White House," and he wants Whitaker to come back and clarify how he is handling overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Should Whitaker not work with him, "we would expect to pursue a date and time for a formal deposition," Nadler said. Catherine Garcia

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