In the days since, Whitaker's background and previous critical statements about the Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller III have come under intense scrutiny, with Democrats and some Republicans calling for him to recuse himself from oversight of the probe.
If Whitaker doesn't recuse, Schumer said congressional Democrats will "attempt to add to must-pass legislation, in this case the spending bill, legislation that would prevent Mr. Whitaker from interfering with the Mueller investigation".
Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, described Trump's appointment of Whitaker as "an attack" on the Mueller investigation and said protecting that probe will be his committee's top priority. "He has already talked about ways to strangle the Mueller investigation, such as cutting off their funding". "Although Mr. Rosenstein remains in charge of day-to-day oversight, Mr. Whitaker has the authority to intervene at any time in contrast to the recusal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions", Collins said.
If you don't believe us, then take it from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom Mr. Trump once called his "favorite" sitting justice. "I don't think that disqualifies somebody from being the chief law enforcement officer at the Department of Justice", Ms Conway said in a separate "Fox News Sunday" appearance.More news: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Brazilian Grand Prix
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I am concerned about comments that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has made regarding the Special Counsel and the parameters of his investigation.
In an appearance on CBS News' "Face the Nation", Sen.