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

Whitaker says he has not received the Mueller report
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker he has not received special counsel ’s report.

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

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

Asked if he thought Mueller was honest, Whitaker ,” I 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 about keeping the Mueller report from going to Congress?”

Whitaker: “No. We, fact, were continuing to follow the special counsel regulations 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 about the kind of ongoing investigation is the special counsel.”

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

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

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

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

’s a look at the charges special counsel ’s team has brought against ’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 .

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 from the Manhattan US attorney’s office.

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

Who alleged Stone sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks 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 Trump had lashed out at him on at least two occasions.

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

Asked 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 2016 election, Whitaker said, “No, he did not.”

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

CNN’s report was on multiple familiar with the matter.

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

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 confidence in the veracity of his tweets. I’m asking you under oath.”

Whitaker: “Congressman that is on 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 will brief Congress on the Roger Stone arrest behind closed doors

The is to brief Judiciary Committee members in a closed session on the factors that influenced decision to conduct the Roger Stone arrest before dawn and with 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 being arrested. The FBI also consider the safety of the surrounding community,” Whitaker said.

Whitaker continued:

“I cannot provide the in this open hearing without revealing what factors the FBI considers in those decisions and obviously that information be used to put other FBI agents conducting other operations in harm’s way.

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

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

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

Democratic congressman tells Whitaker: “ 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 the heck did you become the head of the Department of Justice?”

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

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

“Let’s be . The investigation into ’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 comes dangerously to providing aid and comfort to the enemy,” he added.

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

congresswoman calls Whitaker hearing “a joke”

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, a Republican from , described her disappointment the House Judiciary Committee’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 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 but character assassination, harassment of our witness, and it’s really disappointing.”

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

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

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

And yet here we are a blatant political show that doesn’t help anything. I imagine if American people are watching this right now, they would be shaking heads, like what are you doing there? We need to work together to 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 Judiciary Committee, said he doesn’t believe Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s assurances that he didn’t 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.