Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker leaves the Department of Justice

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Having assumed the role of acting attorney general in November, Matthew Whitaker’s time at the Justice Department has drawn to a close.

No longer at DOJ

The Hill reported that Whitaker’s final day with the agency was Saturday. However, it was unclear if Whitaker would be stepping away from the administration altogether, or moving to another position within President Donald Trump’s team of officials.

Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general in November following the post-election resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose tenure at the head of the Justice Department had been controversial and stymied due to his recusal on all matters related to Russia and the 2016 campaign.

Previously serving as Sessions’ chief of staff, Whitaker was hand-picked by Trump to temporarily fill the void left by Sessions until a permanent replacement could be nominated and confirmed.

William Barr has now settled into the role of attorney general following his confirmation by the Senate three weeks ago, relieving Whitaker of responsibility over the department on February 14. Since then, Whitaker has served as a counselor within the associate attorney general’s office.

Controversial tenure

Whitaker’s brief time as acting attorney general was marked by controversy of its own, most notably due to ferocious opposition to his appointment on the part of Democrats.

At the heart of that Democrat opposition to Whitaker were deep concerns that he would interfere with or sabotage the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller, a probe of which Whitaker had been highly and publicly critical prior to assuming the AG role.

Democrat animosity toward Whitaker was highlighted during a contentious hearing in front of Congress when he was repeatedly grilled by lawmakers over Mueller, the special counsel investigation and a host of other issues.

Notably, the House Judiciary Committee has asked Whitaker to return in order to provide addtional testimony and to clarify comments he made during that earlier hearing.

Likely staying in Washington D.C.

The opposition to Whitaker also found voice in the predominately liberal media, with multiple outlets disseminating unauthorized leaks about him and putting forward loaded questions and unverified allegations against him, all for the purpose of insinuating that Whitaker was more loyal to the president than to the DOJ.

As was noted by The Hill, it is unclear exactly where Whitaker will go or what he will do now that he has left the Justice Department. However, NBC News has cited unnamed “friends” of Whitaker who said that he intends to remain in the nation’s capital because of the “many opportunities” that exist there.

It remains to be seen just where Whitaker will land now that he has left the Justice Department, but odds are we will all find out in due course.

317 Responses

  1. Needed to send you one tiny observation to finally give thanks as before considering the precious advice you’ve discussed in this article. This has been so particularly open-handed of you to allow without restraint just what many people might have distributed for an ebook to get some profit for their own end, chiefly considering that you could possibly have done it if you wanted. Those smart ideas likewise acted to become a fantastic way to know that most people have similar desire much like my very own to know the truth many more around this matter. I am certain there are thousands of more pleasant times in the future for those who see your blog.

  2. hello there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

  3. Definitely believe that that you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the internet the easiest factor to have in mind of. I say to you, I certainly get irked whilst other people consider issues that they just don’t recognize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and also defined out the entire thing without having side effect , other people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thank you

  4. Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  5. Whats up, I simply hopped over for your website online by means of StumbleUpon. Now not one thing I might generally learn, but I liked your feelings none the less. Thanks for making one thing worth reading.

  6. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, very good blog!

  7. An interesting dialogue is value comment. I feel that you must write extra on this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  8. Some tips i have seen in terms of pc memory is that often there are technical specs such as SDRAM, DDR and so forth, that must match up the specifications of the mother board. If the personal computer’s motherboard is reasonably current while there are no main system issues, replacing the memory literally will take under sixty minutes. It’s one of the easiest laptop upgrade methods one can consider. Thanks for revealing your ideas.

  9. I’m not sure exactly why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  10. It’s perfect time to make a few plans for the longer term and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this publish and if I may I desire to suggest you some interesting issues or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles relating to this article. I want to read even more issues approximately it!

  11. Undeniably consider that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be at the internet the easiest thing to take into account of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while other folks consider issues that they plainly don’t realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined out the whole thing without having side effect , other folks could take a signal. Will probably be again to get more. Thank you

  12. Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely fantastic. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific web site.

  13. There are actually a variety of particulars like that to take into consideration. That could be a nice level to carry up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you carry up where a very powerful thing shall be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged around things like that, but I am positive that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Each boys and girls really feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  14. Hiya! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any suggestions, please share. Thanks!

  15. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?|

  16. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to understand a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you simply could do with a few percent to power the message home a little bit, but instead of that, that is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  17. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.