Special counsel’s office says appointment of acting AG Matt Whitaker ‘has no effect on this case’
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors argued in a new legal brief that President Donald Trump’s controversial appointment of Matt Whitaker will not impact their ongoing investigation.
“The President’s designation of Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker on November 7, 2018, has no effect on this case,” the special counsel’s office argued in a new legal brief filed in Washington, DC.
Also on Monday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) sued to block the appointment.
NEW Mueller brief filed in Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, addressing Whitaker appointment and what it does to a subpoena fight to get testimony from a Roger Stone associate. In short, special counsel lawyers say the change in who's in charge "has no effect on this case." pic.twitter.com/UnO6si450H# p #4_5 # ad skipped = true #
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