The White House hasn't ruled that out, despite a barrage of protests from Democrats and other critics who see Whitaker as a Trump loyalist who might obstruct the probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said President Donald Trump has met several times over the previous year with Matt Whitaker, contradicting the president's claim last week that he "didn't know" the newly appointed acting attorney general.
He explained that Rosenstein is a witness in the investigation he's overseeing - and possibly even a "subject" or "target" - and he was centrally involved in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
The incoming House Intelligence Committee chairman is warning new acting attorney general Matt Whitaker any role he plays with the Mueller probe 'will be exposed'.
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Whitaker also argued on CNN a year ago that the investigation should be curtailed, describing a scenario in which an acting attorney general reduced Mueller's budget "so low that his investigations grind to nearly a halt".
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But the bulk of firefighter resources were focused on the Camp Fire , the deadliest in the state since 1991. On Friday , two bodies were found in a driveway in a charred vehicle in the Malibu area, according to Lt.
"Matthew G Whitaker is a highly respected former United States sttorney from Iowa", the president tweeted.
"Therefore, Whitaker can not serve as acting Attorney General ..."
Aside from the column, Whitaker said in an interview on Sirius XM radio that "There's not a single piece of evidence that demonstrates that the Trump campaign had any illegal or improper relationships with Russians".
He said he was speaking only for himself and he hoped Republicans might join as plaintiffs if a lawsuit goes forward.
McConnell didn't weigh in on whether Whitaker should recuse himself from the Mueller probe.
"He was very, very highly thought of, and still is highly thought of, but this only comes up because anybody that works for me, they do a number on them", Trump said.
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Michael Thomas , who is only 5 years younger than Bryant, said he's admired the veteran's skill-set and ability on the field. Meredith had zero targets in the last three games for the Saints. "You can ask my teammates - my ex-teammates - how I am".
'We have every right to expect all employees of the Justice Department to follow the ethics rules, ' Schiff said. Whitaker was a vocal critic of the investigation prior to his appointment. "His appointment is simply part of an attack on the investigation by Robert Mueller".
And members of Congress and legal experts also said his appointment was unconstitutional, because he has never been confirmed for top office by the US Senate.
"You're a weird little dude, Jeff", Mueller said.
"The very first thing, obviously, is to protect the Mueller investigation", Nadler said.
Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, defended Whitaker's oversight of the probe when asked about it on ABC's "This Week".
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Big Ben was able to accomplish all that despite taking a dirty hit from defensive back Eric Reid , who was subsequently ejected. "We've got a lot of weapons on this team and Ben showed it tonight getting the ball to all of them", DeCastro said .
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