Pelosi Demands Acting AG Recuse Himself On Mueller

Yahoo News reports:

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called on newly appointed acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling.

Whitaker, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, succeeded Sessions Wednesday after the one-time Alabama senator resigned at Trump’s direction.

Whitaker criticized Mueller for exceeding his mandate and suggested curtailing his team’s funding in an August op-ed, prompting speculation that he, rather than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was chosen to replace Sessions because he is sympathetic to Trump’s criticisms of the probe.