The guy that Trump chose to oversee the Robert Mueller investigation has already decided there was no collusion.

By | 2018-11-09T11:35:09+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |14 Comments

Well, of course, he has.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

A year-and-a-half before he took responsibility for overseeing the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Matthew Whitaker, now the acting attorney general, had already reached a conclusion.

“The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,” he said in an interview on the Wilkow Majority show. “There was interference by the Russians into the election, but that was not collusion with the campaign. That’s where the left seems to be combining those two issues.”

“The last thing they want right now is for the truth to come out, and for the fact that there’s not a single piece of evidence that demonstrates that the Trump campaign had any illegal or any improper relationships with the Russians. It’s that simple.”

What Whitaker was basing this declaration on is unclear. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the matter was just three months old at the time and it has—and remains—a lock box when it comes to its findings.

That is really just one troubling quote from this Whitaker fellow there were actually a lot more.

Courtesy of Mother Jones

On June 9, 2017, Whitaker was asked on the David Webb Show about a congressional hearing the previous day, during which James Comey, whom Trump had recently fired as FBI director, had said that Trump had asked him to drop the bureau’s investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some legal experts and members of Congress had suggested that Comey’s account suggested Trump had engaged in obstruction of justice. Whitaker disagreed. He contended, “There is no case for obstruction of justice because the president has all the power of the executive and delegates that to people like the FBI director and the attorney general…The president could and has in our nation’s history said stop investigating this person or please investigate this other person.” Whitaker belittled talk about obstruction of justice in this case as “hyperventilation.”

In another radio interview on the day of the Comey testimony, Whittaker dissed the Mueller investigation, remarking, “There’s really nothing here.” And he explicitly said Trump had the right to shut it down or control its direction: “This is power that is completely vested in the president…If he wanted to he could have told Jim [Comey] to stop investigating former [Defense Intelligence Agency] director Flynn. And he didn’t…I’m sure he made his preference known. Quite frankly, he’s president of the United States. He can do that.” Whitaker conceded that it might be fair to characterize such a presidential demand as “inappropriate,” but he insisted it would well be within Trump’s prerogatives.

Apparently, Whitaker was subjected to the same test that Brett Kavanaugh had to pass before being nominated to the Supreme Court and that is he said out loud that Trump can essentially do whatever the hell he wants. 

There is a ton of blowback coming in response to Trump picking this guy, and it is beginning to look like Trump is not going to be able to keep him in the job on a permanent basis unless he can get confirmation from the Senate. 

Already his appointment has triggered the #ProtectMueller protesters who took to the streets yesterday by the thousands. 


I think that Trump has really kicked a hornet’s nest here and is about to get stung all over his giant tangerine ass.

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14 Comments

  1. Anon November 9, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    collusion is not a crime ~ CORRUPTION IS.

  2. Mario November 9, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    ‘I think that Trump has really kicked a hornet’s nest here and is about to get stung all over his giant tangerine ass and that mushroom ‘Toad’ adjacent to ~IT~.

    • anonymous November 9, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hornets, being the intelligent creatures they are, would most certainly delegate that task to blowflies.

  3. White Rabbit November 9, 2018 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Whittaker said he thinks Marbury v Madison was a bad decision. I’ve been a lawyer for 35 years and have never heard any lawyer say that.

    Only the best people. How the hell does Trump unearth them?

  4. urine November 9, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    He looks like the kind of guy who thinks he is too manly (christian) to pee sitting down.

    And in turn pees standing up, leaving primary, secondary, and tertiary mist all over the seat.

    And likely kicks the flusher real hard with his foot. Like a savage. Like a dummy.

  5. Anon November 9, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/senate-democratic-leader-chuck-schumer-challenges-trump-whitaker-appointment/

    ”Lying and misleading and stoking conspiracy theories to keep your supporters riled up disrespects them, in the place they voted for you to call home.”

    “That’s how math works,” King scoffed after Trump complained that “out of the wilderness” Democrats were winning elections after the votes were counted. “Not out of the wilderness: in the places they were cast. They are called ‘ballots’ and ‘boxes’, that’s how they do it.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/he-lies-he-deceives-and-he-spreads-conspiracy-theories-cnns-john-king-rebukes-trump-with-a-merciless-fact-check/

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/busted-trump-denies-knowing-matt-whitaker-one-month-saying-know-matt-whitaker-fox-interview/

  6. Anonymous November 9, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/watch-even-fox-news-is-calling-out-trump-for-his-blatant-lie-about-not-knowing-matt-whitaker/

    “Matt Whitaker is a great guy. I know Matt Whitaker.”

    “The president,” said Roberts, “seemed to suggest he knew him a little better than he let on this morning.”

    “U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Friday that she wants the Senate to vote on legislation to restrict President Donald Trump’s ability to fire the special counsel probing Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow.

    In a statement, Collins said she was concerned about comments acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has made about the investigation.
    Whitaker, who was tapped by Trump this week to lead the Justice Department after the president fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will oversee all matters under the department’s jurisdiction, including the Russia probe, a spokeswoman has said.

    Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann”<Rawstory

    • Anonymous November 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Why are they even bothering to report what Collins says, as soon as turtlehead gets ahold of her she will change her turn.

  7. Anonymous November 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I guess little donnie is ranting that Mueller should have had senate confirmation now that it has been pointed out his acting AG is an illegal appointment.

    This guy is a crook, scammed people out of their money and has no business overseeing the DOJ.

    Let’s see exactly what Congress intends to do about this after they return next week.

  8. Anonymous November 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    No wonder trump appointed him, Whitaker is his kind of crook, birds of a feather.. flock together. Add another swamp creature to the administration.
    ========================================

    Trump’s New Attorney General Is Under FBI Criminal Investigation

    According to The Wall Street Journal:

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from customers during the period that Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. attorney general, served as a paid advisory-board member, according to an alleged victim who was contacted by the FBI and other people familiar with the matter.

    ….

    World Patent Marketing, based in Miami Beach, shut down last year after being accused by the Federal Trade Commission of scamming customers out of $26 million. The company charged would-be inventors thousands of dollars to patent and promote their inventions, but provided almost no real services and threatened those who complained, the FTC said. The FTC’s action was a civil proceeding. The existence of a continuing FBI investigation suggests authorities are also looking into potential criminal charges…….

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/11/09/trumps-new-attorney-general-fbi-investigation.html

  9. anonymous November 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Also too!

    Exclusive: Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker was counseling the White House on investigating Clinton
    Whitaker advised the president on launching a new special counsel while working as chief of staff for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/11/9/18080656/matthew-whitaker-trump-hillary-clinton-sessions-attorney-general

    “Matthew Whitaker, whom President Donald Trump named as his acting attorney general on Wednesday, privately provided advice to the president last year on how the White House might be able to pressure the Justice Department to investigate the president’s political adversaries, Vox has learned.

    Whitaker was an outspoken critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe before he became the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in September 2017. That has rightfully raised concerns that Whitaker might now attempt to sabotage Mueller’s investigation. But new information suggests that Whitaker — while working for Sessions — advocated on behalf of, and attempted to facilitate, Trump’s desire to exploit the Justice Department and FBI to investigate the president’s enemies.

    In May 2018, President Donald Trump demanded that the Justice Department open a criminal investigation into whether the FBI “infiltrated or surveilled” his presidential campaign and whether Obama administration officials were involved in this purported effort. Trump, his Republican allies in Congress, and conservative news organizations — most notably Fox News — were making such claims and amplifying those of others, even though they offered scant evidence, if any, that these allegations were true.

    Sessions, Rosenstein, and other senior department officials believed that if they agreed to Trump’s wishes, doing so would constitute an improper politicization of the department that would set a dangerous precedent for Trump — or any future president — to exploit the powerful apparatus of the DOJ and FBI to investigate their political adversaries. Those efforts, in turn, coincided with the president’s campaign to undermine Mueller’s investigation into whether the president’s campaign aides, White House advisers, and members of his own family colluded with Russian to help Trump win the 2016 election.”

  10. Anonymous November 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Son of a bitch! Looking like Trump fanboy and current acting and awaiting indictment, Matthew Whitaker is in deep shit up to his ears. Now comes news he railroaded a gay man into a extortion crime. Took the jury 90 minutes to find the man innocent which included an hour lunch. First thing is he needs to be disbarred then sent to prison for all the crimes he’s racked up.

  11. Anonymous November 10, 2018 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Does anyone else look at this guy and visualize him in a Waffen-Schutzstaffel uniform?

    His appointment is illegal.

    And he’s being investigated by the DOJ so now he’s investigating himself. As corrupt as Kobach and Kemp.

    • barbara carlson November 10, 2018 at 5:13 am - Reply

      When I see him, I visualize a cartoon of a wooden pencil with Matt’s head the eraser.
      And he will try to use his head to erase Trump’s collusion & corruption issues

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