The Wall Street Journal reports:
Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. Attorney General, has incorrectly claimed on his résumé and in government documents to have been named an Academic All-American while playing football at the University of Iowa, according to the documents and the organization that awards that honor.
Mr. Whitaker, who was a tight end on the Iowa team from 1990 to 1992, claimed to have been an Academic All-American in his biography on his former law firm’s website and on a résumé sent in 2014 to the chief executive of a now-closed patent-marketing firm, for which he sat on the advisory board. The résumé was included in documents released last month by the Federal Trade Commission.
Mr. Whitaker made the same claim in a 2010 application for an Iowa judgeship. A Justice Department press release, issued in 2009 when Mr. Whitaker left his post as U.S. Attorney in Iowa, said he had been “an academic All-American football player.”
Dear Matt Whitaker (@MattWhitaker46): If you haven’t been fired, please be prepared to answer the following under oath:
-Why lie about being an Academic All-American?
-Why did you ignore DOJ ethics official?
-Where does Constitution say @POTUS can’t be indicted?#JanuaryIsComing https://t.co/YuqbXoPTW3
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 26, 2018