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Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:10 PM

Acting AG Appears to Have Misled FTC Over Actions at Miami Firm

Source: Bloomberg

New documents released by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission suggest that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the agency’s investigators as he was stepping into his role last year as Justice Department chief of staff.

After several attempts to reach Whitaker about the Miami company where he was on the advisory board, the FTC investigator emailed his colleagues to relay that he finally reached Whitaker, who was willing to cooperate and asserted that he “never emailed or wrote to consumers” in his consulting role.

That statement to James Evans of the FTC appears to be inaccurate. Whitaker had written a letter in 2015 to a disgruntled customer who planned to report the company, World Patent Marketing, to the Better Business Bureau. In the letter, which was included in the FTC’s disclosure and reported previously by the news media, Whitaker threatened the customer, writing: “I am assuming you understand there could be serious civil and criminal consequences for you if that is in fact what you and your ’group’ are doing.”

In the letter, Whitaker noted that he was a former U.S. attorney in Iowa and that he was aware that the customer had complained to the company’s chief executive officer, Scott Cooper, in the past. “I am familiar with your background and your history with Scott,” Whitaker wrote. “Understand that we take threats like this quite seriously.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-30/whitaker-appears-to-have-misled-ftc-over-actions-at-miami-firm

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demmiblue Nov 30 OP
groundloop Nov 30 #1
sakabatou Nov 30 #3
RockRaven Nov 30 #2
dalton99a Nov 30 #4
Power 2 the People Nov 30 #5
getagrip_already Nov 30 #6
Apollyonus Nov 30 #7

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:15 PM

1. Damn I'll be glad when all these slimeballs are gone

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:22 PM

3. Same

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:17 PM

2. What statute does lying to a FTC investigator fall under? Is it the same as lying to FBI?

or is it somehow lesser/different?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:25 PM

4. Trump only hires liars and con men.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:26 PM

5. Once a con man always a con man.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:32 PM

6. lying to federal agents.....

Could that be a crime? lol.

Just a process crime, nothing to see here citizen.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:22 PM

7. Trump appointed him

so he must be corrupt and a criminal.

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