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

Whitaker says he has received the Mueller
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker said he has received special counsel ’s .

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

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

Asked if he thought Mueller was honest, Whitaker said,” I have no reason to believe he’s honest, so yes I do believe he’s honest.”

’s of exchange:

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

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

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

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

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

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

About pardons former Trump associates , Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, and Michael Cohen.

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

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

, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was found guilty eight counts of financial 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 .

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

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 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 two occasions.

Angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President’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 lying to Congress.

And again days 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 had lashed out at him after the Cohen developments.

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

’s the exchange:

Cicilline: “Did the President lash out at you 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 have of confidence in the veracity of his . I’m asking you oath.”

Whitaker: “Congressman that 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 Judiciary Committee members in a closed session on the factors that influenced 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 in 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 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 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 to explain the manner of the arrest.

Democratic congressman tells Whitaker: “Keep 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 of Justice?”

Jeffries then proceeded to ask Whitaker to confirm 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 are going in flames,” Jeffries said.

’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 final week, keep hands off the Mueller investigation,” Jeffries warned before yielding his time.

GOP 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 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 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 little ago talking about how we are honoring our late representative (John) Dingell in talking about bipartisanship and how we to things done.

And here we are a blatant political show that doesn’t help anything. I imagine if people are watching this right now, they would be shaking heads, like what are you doing there? We 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 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. 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 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.