Democrats bust Whitaker for trying to run out the clock on every question: ‘We don’t need a speech’
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks at the Joint Terrorism Task Force office in New York, New York, U.S., November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

On Friday, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced the House Judiciary committee about whether he compromised Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation by discussing it with President Donald Trump.


When Hank Johnson (D-GA) asked Whitaker why he had not recused himself, as Jeff Sessions had, Whitaker appeared to dissemble.

That's when Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) cut in, scolding Whitaker to abstain from stalling and answer directly.

"It's getting tiresome to hear you stall, " Nadler said.

"The answer should be yes or no or some other date or I don't remember. We don't need a speech."

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