Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker “Doesn’t Deny” Trump Spoke To Him About Firing Multiple SDNY Attorneys

The Hill reports:

The head of the House Judiciary Committee says former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “did not deny” that President Trump had called to talk to him about “personnel decisions” involving a federal investigation into hush money payments made to two women.

“Mr. Whitaker did not deny that the president called him to discuss the Michael Cohen case and personnel decisions in the Southern District,” Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told reporters after questioning Whitaker behind closed doors for roughly two hours.

He was referring to the Southern District of New York, which has led an investigation into the payments. “While he was acting attorney general, Mr. Whitaker was directly involved in conversations about whether to fire multiple U.S. attorneys,” he continued.

Whitaker abruptly resigned from the DOJ early this month after saying he would stay on after the confirmation of Attorney General Bill Barr.