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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:32 PM

EXCLUSIVE Senate Democrats Call For DOJ Ethics Probe After Whitaker Non-Recusal

Source: The Daily Beast


Senate Democrats sent the letter just days before Attorney General nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing.

Betsy Woodruff
01.11.19 2:20 PM ET

All the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter on Friday to the Justice Departmentís inspector general calling for him to scrutinize and potentially investigate the departmentís ethics practices.

In the letter, the lawmakers expressed concern about Attorney General Matt Whitakerís decision to oversee Special Counsel Robert Muellerís Russia probe, despite having previously criticized the investigation and claimed it would find no evidence of coordination between Trump World and the Kremlin. The letter will not necessarily result in any action from the DOJís government watchdog.

ďActing Attorney General Matthew Whitakerís decision to disregard the advice of career DOJ ethics officials to recuse himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicates that DOJís internal ethics procedures have failed,Ē the senators wrote. ďNot only does this raise serious concerns about Mr. Whitakerís current actions as Acting Attorney General, but it also calls into question DOJís ethics procedures to assess and address potential conflicts of William P. Barr, President Trumpís nominee to be Attorney General.Ē

Career ethics officials at the department recommended to Whitaker that he recuse himself from supervising the Mueller investigation, according to a letter from a top DOJ official to Congress. But Whitaker did not take their advice, and now supervises the probe he once claimed would be fruitless.


Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/senate-democrats-call-for-doj-ethics-probe-after-whitaker-non-recusal

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. ethics????

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:10 PM

2. Whitaker

should realize he may have to outlive trump and earn a living at some not too distant future date.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:47 PM

3. Muck FcConnell

That piece of crap will block anything ethical.

I hope his age catches up with him soon. The world will not miss such a vile amoral person.

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