Whi­taker said to be stay­ing on Rus­sia case

StarMetro Toronto - - CANADA & WORLD - Devlin Bar­rett, Matt Zapotosky and Josh Dawsey

Act­ing At­tor­ney Gen­eral Matt Whi­taker has no in­ten­tion of re­cus­ing him­self from over­see­ing the spe­cial coun­sel probe of Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to peo­ple close to him who added they do not be­lieve he would ap­prove any sub­poena of U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump as part of that in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Since step­ping into his new role on Wed­nes­day, Whi­taker has faced ques­tions about whether he should step back from the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, given that he has writ­ten opin­ion pieces in the past about it, and is a friend and po­lit­i­cal ally of a wit­ness.

Act­ing U.S. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Matt Whi­taker stepped into his role on Wed­nes­day.

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