If Trump really expects us to believe that his new Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has no political agenda, then he’s got another thing coming. Whitaker is no bipartisan. In fact, according to an interview conducted by The Daily Beast with Department of Justice trial attorneys, he’s nothing but a Trump suck up and was once a leader of a secret anti-Dem group.
One DOJ trial attorney said:
‘Whitaker is on record as being more interested in propping up Trump than in upholding the rule of law. It’s hard to have confidence that he’ll do anything other than what the president had said in his tweets.’
Whitaker’s rise to the top of the Department of Justice was a swift one, as just two years ago he was the head of a secretive conservative non-profit, but let’s not forget some of the things he has said in the past about what he thinks of the Mueller investigation, which he himself is now the head of.
In 2017, in an op-ed he penned for CNN called, “Mueller’s Investigation of Trump is Going Too Far” where he opined that Special Counsel Mueller would be operating outside of his jurisdiction investigating the “president.”
‘”It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump’s finances or his family’s finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else,” Whitaker wrote. “That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel.”‘
Whitaker also said:
‘It is time for Rosenstein, who is the acting attorney general for the purposes of this investigation, to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel. If he doesn’t, then Mueller’s investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition.
Whitaker once stated in a radio interview:
‘We have had so many leaks from everywhere, including the Mueller team and those in the Department of Justice, that I think we would know if there was a smoking gun or any gun or any smoke.’
That’s interesting considering he will now technically be the head of this investigation, unless he recuses himself out of “ethical” obligation. Somehow I don’t see him doing that, considering this is likely why Sessions was fired and he himself was promoted.
According to The Daily Beast:
‘Whitaker is also known for his deeply conservative views of the law. He wrote several opinion pieces in the national media, including one that said he would have indicted Clinton for her emails. In an interview while campaigning in Iowa, he said he thought Marbury vs. Madison—a landmark decision that gives courts the power to declare legislative and executive acts unconstitutional—was a “bad ruling.”
‘“Matt is a conservative Republican. That is who he is. No doubt about that,” said one former U.S. attorney who has known Whitaker for years.’
Perhaps the most shocking thing we need to know about Whitaker is his past as director of secretive anti-Dem group FACT, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, which just so happens to be the group that went after Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election and after, regarding her alleged emails. At FACT, whose donors include the likes of Charles Koch, Whitaker was known for accusing Clinton of ethics violations, and once threatened to build a case against her, but that never came to light. To that, Whitaker said:
‘She should be extremely grateful that has not happened.’
Make no mistake — Matthew Whitaker is not out for justice with the Mueller investigation. Based on his ambitious past, and the way he has spoken publicly about the Russia investigation proves that he is not fit to lead the Department of Justice. When you look back and research this man’s career, the fact that he is now the head of one of, if not the most, powerful departments in the country, is absolutely terrifying.
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