President Trump recently appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Now Whitaker’s link to a controversial company is under the spotlight. Whitaker served on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing. Authorities say the company bilked inventors out of millions of dollars. Whitaker was not named in a Federal Trade Commission complaint about World Patent Marketing. A Justice Department spokesman says Whitaker “was not aware of any fraudulent activity.”
President Trump renewed his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller Thursday amid reports the president is working with lawyers to draft answers to the special counsel's questions. Franco Ordoñez, White House correspondent for McClatchy News, joins CBSN to discuss the latest in the Mueller probe.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is discussing with ethics officials whether he needs to recuse himself from any cases at the Department of Justice. CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid discusses whether Whitaker is likely to step aside from overseeing Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
Former Justice Department official Bob Litt and Rebecca Roiphe, a former assistant attorney for New York County, joined "Red and Blue" to discuss what may come next in the Mueller investigation and what Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker can do to gain public trust.
As Democrats prepare to flex oversight in the House, some are calling for the new Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, to recuse himself from the Mueller probe. The Hill reporter Julia Manchester joins CBSN with more. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: Watch CBSN live HERE: Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! ...
President Trump has spent the past few days trying to distance himself from his new acting attorney general while also praising him. Dan Balz, chief correspondent for the Washington Post, joins CBSN to discuss Matthew Whitaker's appointment.
JOIN THE HOME OF PROGRESSIVES: Donald Trump can’t keep his story straight. Cenk Uygur, Adrienne Lawrence, and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Read more here: "President Donald Trump defended acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as a "highly respected man" on Friday, while also claiming he didn't know him despite reports Whitaker had regularly visited the Oval Office in recent months. "I don’t know Whitaker," the president told reporters, but added that he is "highly thought of" and a "highly respected man." Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Adrienne Lawrence Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Adrienne Lawrence *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. Subscribe to The Youn
JOIN THE HOME OF PROGRESSIVES: Matthew Whitaker claims that any attempt by the Democrats to uncover Trump’s tax returns would be a witch hunt. Cenk Uygur, Adrienne Lawrence, and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Subscribe to TYT Investigates HERE: Read more here: "A trove of Justice Department documents that have been redacted or never released could help to answer recent questions about the partisan loyalties of Pres. Trump’s newly appointed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Prosecutors are professionally obliged to observe strict neutrality in upholding the law, but Whitaker’s appointment has been fiercely challenged by critics questioning his impartiality, especially his past opposition to special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation of the pr
President Trump named Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after firing Jeff Sessions. Whitaker has been a vocal critic of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, and Democrats are calling for him to recuse himself. The Hill's Bob Cusack joins CBSN with more. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: Watch CBSN live HERE: Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anyw...
Matthew Whitaker, now acting attorney general after the president fired Jeff Sessions, said of prospective federal judges, 'are they people of faith? Do they have a biblical view of justice? Which I think is very important.' Whitaker made the remarks at a conservative forum in April 2014, where he appeared as a candidate for the Republican US Senate nomination in Iowa