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Whitaker says he has not received Mueller report
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker he has not received Robert Mueller’s report.

revelation came after Congressman Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, pressed Whitaker on Mueller report.

Whitaker went on to say Mueller is going to “ his investigation when he wants to his investigation.”

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

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

Whitaker: “No. We, in 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 keeping it from going to Congress?”

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

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

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

About potential pardons for former Trump associates Paul Manafort, , Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen.

“Congressman, as I’ve been acting attorney general, I have not been in any of any pardon, even including the ones you’re discussing,” Whitaker .

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

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former chairman, guilty on eight counts of crimes. He has also pleaded guilty to several federal crimes.

Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser to Trump, pleaded guilty 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.

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

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

Whitaker denies a report that Trump lashed out at him

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

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

Asked by Rep. 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 had lashed out at him after the Cohen developments.

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

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Cicilline: “Did the President lash out at you after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea for lying to Congress about a Trump organization project to build 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 have a lot of confidence in the veracity of his . I’m asking you 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 arrest behind doors

The FBI is prepared to brief in a session on the factors 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 safety of its agents and of the person being arrested. The FBI also consider the safety of the community,” Whitaker said.

Whitaker continued:

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

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

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

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

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

Where did you come from? And how 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 counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation so far.

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

“Let’s be clear. The investigation into Russia’s attack on democracy is not a witch hunt, 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 final week, keep your hands off the Mueller investigation,” Jeffries warned before yielding his time.

congresswoman Whitaker hearing “a joke”

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

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

Lesko said the hearing is “nothing character 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 first 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 ago talking about how we are honoring our late representative (John) Dingell in talking about bipartisanship and how we need to get things done.

And yet here we are a blatant political that doesn’t help anything. I imagine if people are watching this right now, they would be shaking their heads, like what are you doing there? We need to 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 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 hunt.” President Trump has repeatedly called the probe a “witch hunt.”

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