Whitaker testifies after a fight over the subpoena power of the United States House of Representatives!

Whitaker says he not received the Mueller
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker said he not received Robert Mueller’s .

The revelation came after Congressman Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, pressed Whitaker the Mueller .

Whitaker went say that Mueller is going “finish his investigation when he wants finish his investigation.”

Asked if he thought Mueller was honest, Whitaker said,” I no reason believe he’s not honest, so yes I do believe he’s honest.”

Here’s a of their exchange:

Swalwell: “ there been a discussion at the Department of Justice about keeping the Mueller report from going Congress?”

Whitaker: “No. We, fact, were continuing to follow the regulations as it relates to the report. We haven’t received the report.”

Swalwell: “Has there been a draft opinion about keeping it from going to Congress?”

Whitaker: “ know congressman I’m not going to talk about the of ongoing investigation that is the .”

Whitaker says he hasn’t been involved talks of any pardons, including ones for Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen

Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell asked Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker about any discussions inside his department.

About potential pardons for former associates Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, and Michael Cohen.

“Congressman, as I’ve been acting attorney general, I not been involved any discussions of any pardon, and including the ones ’re discussing,” Whitaker said.

Here’s a look at the charges special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has brought against President ’s former associates:

Paul Manafort, ’s former campaign chairman, was eight counts of financial crimes. He has also pleaded to several federal crimes.

Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser to Trump, pleaded to lying to the FBI.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge from Mueller’s office.

He also pleaded guilty to eight counts in a separate case from the Manhattan US attorney’s office.

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump associate, was indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by Mueller.

Who alleged Stone sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could damage Trump’s opponents during the campaign.

Whitaker denies a report that Trump lashed out at him

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker denied a CNN report that President Trump had lashed out at him on at least occasions.

Angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President’s actions in crimes his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to.

Asked by Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, if the President had “lashed out” at him after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea for lying to Congress.

And again later when prosecutors in Manhattan implicated Trump in a hush money scheme around the , Whitaker said, “No, he did not.”

Whitaker also denied that anyone inside or outside of the White House had lashed out at him after the Cohen developments.

CNN’s report was based on multiple sources the matter.

Here’s the exchange:

Cicilline: “Did the President lash out at after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea for lying to Congress about a Trump organization project to a tower in ?”

Whitaker: “The President specifically tweeted that he had not lashed out.”

Cicilline: “I’m asking you, Mr. Whitaker, did the President lash out at you? Not asking what he tweeted. I don’t of in the veracity of his tweets. I’m asking you under oath.”

Whitaker: “Congressman that is based on an unsubstantiated…”

Cicilline: “Sir, answer the question: yes or no, did the President lash out at you about Mr. Cohen’s guilty plea?”

Whitaker: “No he did not.”

Whitaker says the FBI will brief Congress on the Roger Stone arrest behind closed doors

The FBI is prepared to brief House members in a closed session on the that influenced their decision to conduct the Roger Stone arrest before dawn and heavy weapons drawn, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker said Friday.

“The FBI makes arrests in a manner most likely to ensure the of its agents and of the person being arrested. The FBI must also consider the of the surrounding community,” Whitaker said.

Whitaker continued:

“I cannot provide the details in open hearing revealing what the FBI considers in those decisions and obviously that could be used to put other FBI agents conducting other operations in harm’s way.

What I can assure you, the congressman is that the FBI is prepared to brief matter on the decisions that were made in that particular arrest in a closed session of committee,” he said.

Stone has been highly critical of the manner in he was arrested, though he has praised the individual FBI officers that he dealt as .

A number of Republican lawmakers have asked the Justice Department to explain the manner of the arrest.

Democratic congressman tells Whitaker: “Keep your off the Mueller investigation”
Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who earlier today told CNN that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was acting a “petulant child,” opened his five-minute questioning by asking, “Who are you?

Where did you come from? And the heck did you the head of the Department of Justice?”

Jeffries then proceeded to Whitaker to the identified criminal acts, indictments, and prison sentences that have come from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation so far.

“One by one, all of the president’s men are going down in flames,” Jeffries said.

’s be . The investigation into Russia’s attack on democracy is not a witch , it’s not a fishing expedition, it’s not a hoax, it’s not a lynch mob, it’s a national security imperative.

The fact that people suggest otherwise comes dangerously close to providing aid and comfort to the enemy,” he added.

“In your week, keep your off the Mueller investigation,” Jeffries warned before yielding his .

GOP congresswoman calls Whitaker hearing “a joke”

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, a Republican from , described her disappointment over the House ’s handling of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s hearing.

“You know, I have to say that I’m very disappointed in hearing. You know, I ran for Congress to get things done, and at the beginning of , you know, we were told that is about asking about DOJ oversight and some legitimate questions,” she said.

Lesko said the hearing is “nothing assassination, harassment of our witness, and it’s really disappointing.”

The congresswoman said she was initially mad about the hearing. now she’s sad.

“At I was mad. I have to tell you when this thing started ago, I went outside and a reporter asked me, what do you think of the hearing? I said, ‘It’s a joke.’

now I’m just sad. I’m sad because we were on the floor just a little while ago talking about we are honoring our late representative (John) Dingell in talking about bipartisanship and we to get things done.

And yet here we are a blatant political that doesn’t anything. I imagine if American people are watching this right now, they would be shaking their heads, what are you doing there? We to work together to get things done,” Lesko said.

Democratic congressman says Whitaker lied to Congress about his interactions with Trump

Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen, a member of the House , said he doesn’t believe Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s assurances that he didn’t talk to President Trump about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

Cohen told CNN he thinks Whitaker is lying. (Remember: Lying to Congress is a crime.)

When pressed on the claim, Cohen had no evidence to contradict Whitaker. Yet he thinks Whitaker broke the law.

During the hearing, Cohen pressed Whitaker on whether he thinks the Mueller investigation is a “witch .” President Trump has repeatedly called the probe a “witch .”

Whitaker did not answer the question. He, however, did say he has not denied funds to Mueller and his team.