Whitaker Says He Never Interfered in Mueller Probe

Fri Feb 8, 2019 AT 1:41 PM EST

The acting attorney general also told lawmakers he won’t discuss his ‘private conversations’ with the president.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that he has never interfered with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but he declined to discuss any conversations he’s had about the probe with President Donald Trump.

“There has been no event, no decision that has required me to take any action, and I have not interfered in any way in the special counsel’s investigation,” Whitaker said after Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., pressed him about his involvement overseeing Mueller’s 20-month-old probe since the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions last November.

Whitaker’s long-awaited testimony was dramatic on multiple fronts. He stood his ground insisting he would not “talk about my private conversations with the president of the United States” — citing the possibility that the president would invoke executive privilege to shield the contents of those discussions. Read Full Story at Politico

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