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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:10 AM

Trump says he did not discuss Mueller with Whitaker before appointing him acting attorney general

Source: CNBC



President Donald Trump on Friday said he had not discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the man who Trump appointed this week to oversee inquiry.

Whitaker has come under increasing scrutiny since his appointment on Wednesday because of his previous criticism of Mueller's investigation.

People close to the president said that Whitaker's public skepticism of the probe is what led Trump to first take an interest in him, according to a Wednesday report in The New York Times.


Tucker Higgins | @tuckerhiggins

Published 38 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago

President Donald Trump on Friday said he had not discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the man who Trump appointed this week to oversee the inquiry.

"I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it, I don't know Matt Whitaker," Trump said.

The comments come as Whitaker faces increasing scrutiny over his criticism of Mueller's investigation.

Whitaker, a Trump ally, has accused Mueller of "going too far," and once posted a message on Twitter referring to Mueller's prosecutors as a "lynch mob."

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/trump-says-he-didnt-discuss-mueller-with-acting-ag-whitaker.html

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Reply Trump says he did not discuss Mueller with Whitaker before appointing him acting attorney general (Original post)
DonViejo Friday OP
BarbaRosa Friday #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Friday #2
Thekaspervote Friday #3
logosoco Friday #4
titaniumsalute Friday #5
lark Friday #6
Mz Pip Friday #7
mr_lebowski Friday #30
The Velveteen Ocelot Friday #8
dalton99a Friday #10
Sunlei Friday #19
SergeStorms Friday #20
Sunlei Friday #22
SergeStorms Friday #24
Sunlei Friday #25
SergeStorms Sunday #32
Sunlei Sunday #33
duforsure Friday #9
LakeSuperiorView Friday #11
flibbitygiblets Friday #12
Sunlei Friday #23
Honeycombe8 Friday #13
SunSeeker Friday #14
Nitram Friday #15
Sunlei Sunday #34
Behind the Aegis Friday #16
duforsure Friday #17
C Moon Friday #18
helpisontheway Friday #21
Bfd Friday #26
dhol82 Friday #27
dchill Friday #28
JDC Friday #29
WePurrsevere Friday #31
Tom Rinaldo Sunday #35

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:11 AM

1. Read: He did.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:12 AM

2. LOL!

Maybe he didn't say "the Mueller investigation." More likely it was something like, "You know we got that bidness to take care of, right?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:13 AM

3. How many thousands and thousands of lies has he told?!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:13 AM

4. It is pretty clear that tRUmp does not understand that once a person has been shown to

be such a HUUUUUGE liar it is impossible to believe pretty much anything they ever say! (But seeing who is he I can tell that he is unable to understand this concept! He's been lying so much for so long he probably believes himself.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:15 AM

5. No no...I trust him when he says he didn't...says NO FUCKIN ONE

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:15 AM

6. Such a fucking lie.

You know damn well he did talk to him and secure the promise of no recusal. Don the con will say that wasn't specifically about Mueller, so it's not a lie. However we all know it totally is a lie, that the recusal was all about that investigation and that investigation only. He heard this guy saying, despite having no facts at all, there was no crime and that Mueller is fake news & should be unfunded & killed off that way. He got a sycophant & that's the exact reason drumpf skipped over everyone else to get this most disqualified asshole. It's illegal and needs to be stopped. Only question is will SCOTUS support constitution or Russian tool for repug power if this comes to them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:15 AM

7. He didn't have to.

Trump knew Whitaker ‘s views from watching his audition videos on TV.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:54 PM

30. EXACTLY what I was about to post & not only that he told Fox only a couple months ago the exact

opposite ... literally told his interviewer, I forget which ... "I know Matt Whitaker' ... was a thread about it earlier today.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:26 AM

8. "I don't know Matt Whittaker," says Tiny.

"As Sessions’s chief of staff, Whitaker met with the president in the Oval Office more than a dozen times, normally accompanying the attorney general, according to a senior administration official. When Trump complained about the Mueller investigation, Whitaker often smiled knowingly and nodded in assent," says the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-matthew-whitaker-trump-has-a-loyalist-at-the-helm-of-the-justice-department/2018/11/07/addfeb3e-e2cb-11e8-ab2c-b31dcd53ca6b_story.html?utm_term=.80d0666264ec

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:27 AM

10. +1.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:06 PM

19. I think this president bitches all the time & reads way to much in 'smiles & nods"

It must really suck to have to work with Trump.

Even that young woman Trump ordered to grab the journalists mic-looked like she was going to cry.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:48 PM

20. It must really suck to BE Donald Trump.

To be the most reviled person on the planet can't be pleasant. But Trump's psychosis makes him actually think he's the most admired person on the planet. He's a legend in his own mind.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:14 PM

22. especially these days when a bullshitter trapped in a fishbowl is surrounded by Statesmen

and 'outspoken' Stateswoman like Mrs Obama on her stadium sellout book tours.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:02 PM

24. Bingo!

Well stated.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:20 PM

25. Let's go fishing! Hey President Trump!!, do you remember this?



Enjoy!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 01:11 AM

32. That will burn in Trump's mind....

until the day he dies! A good sense of humor is a strong indicator of intelligence. I guess that's why so many Republicans, especially Trump, have no sense of humor at all.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 07:48 AM

33. That birther crap was spawned by the Republican party way back. never forget or forgive.

only republican who ever spoke out( a tiny little bit) against republican lies was McCain but he never spoke out 'strong enough' against his own parties failings. He was stupid to allow people like palin as his running mate.

Even today McCain took to his grave letting republican party set the tone for America. He could have left letters of detail to be read in public upon his death, but no-he had to die with his republican boots on. Abandon America to the beasts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:26 AM

9. Even if said under oath

This means nothing. He lies, a lot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 11:31 AM

11. Can't make 10 lies a day without inventing some new ones...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 11:37 AM

12. What is this Mueller investigation you speak of? Never heard of that either!!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:33 PM

23. facts in media said, Trump would bitch about russia investigation & Whitaker smiles & nods.

Whitaker as an assistant wasn't expected to speak in a room full of people with president bitching & moaning.

I bet there are lots of elected around Trump,

who smile & nod,

at the Dotard.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:08 PM

13. He didn't have to.

Whitaker has already stated everything Trump needs to know: He's against the Mueller investigation, thinks it should be narrowed to between the corners of the two issues, there's nothing there to investigate, and he's LOYAL to Trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:23 PM

14. His lips are moving, folks. You know what that means. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:28 PM

15. Wouldn't it be great if Trump discussed the Mueller investigation with Whittaker and Mueller got

it on tape!

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Response to Nitram (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 07:53 AM

34. Trump calls & speaks with fox every single am for years-all calls in USA are recorded-

sometimes the patriot act catches huge fat fish who insist on using personal twitter accounts and personal cell phones.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:30 PM

16. Of course he didn't.

That conversation took place long ago.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:54 PM

17. He's a liar

This was all planned out. I'd bet they know they talked about things too. When they lie under oath they're finished.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:00 PM

18. That can only mean one thing: he did.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:55 PM

21. Lies..if his mouth is moving he is lying..nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:25 PM

26. Sure dotard. Sure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:28 PM

27. Bwhahahahahahahaha!


Oh, please,

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:35 PM

28. I say he did. It's his word against mine!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 10:43 PM

29. I don't know how he says this shit w a straight face

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 11:05 PM

31. "Trump says..." Trump LIES. He lies constantly & blatantly...

So anyone who continues to believe anything he says is as blind as a bat and is as dumb as a box of rocks (with apologies to real rocks).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:09 AM

35. Mafia Doms don't personally discuss executions with their hired hit men either n/t

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