Trump denies knowing acting attorney general
President Donald Trump on Friday sought to play down speculation that he had appointed Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general to curtail the special counsel investigation.
“I didn’t speak to Matt Whitaker about it,” Trump said. “I don’t know Matt Whitaker.”
His comments came two days after Trump ousted Jeff Sessions as attorney general. The Washington Post reported this week that one reason Trump liked Whitaker was because Whitaker had briefed him on many occasions because the president preferred not to talk to Sessions, whom he had often disparaged.