State AGs demand anti-Mueller acting AG recuse himself from probe
Matt Whitaker on CNN (screengrab)

The Attorney General of New York State is demanding that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker officially recuse himself for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Attorney General Barbara Underwood is currently suing the Trump Foundation -- and the Trump family members who ran the purported charity, including President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

“It’s vital that the Special Counsel’s investigation move forward free from any appearance of interference or bias. As such, Acting Attorney General Whitaker has a clear responsibility to recuse himself from any role in the investigation – in order to ensure that the public can trust the integrity of the investigation and to protect DOJ’s fundamental independence,” said Attorney General Underwood.

The letter was signed by the Attorneys General of Massachusetts, New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.