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Disclosures: Acting Attorney General received over 900,000 in payments from conservative groups

Matt Whitaker Acting Attorney General

The non-profit watchdog group Citizens for Ethics noted acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has revised his financial disclosure form 5 times in a single month. Conservative groups gave Whitaker a total of $904,000 over 2016 and most of 2017, according to his first disclosure form.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii filed a lawsuit in US District Court on Monday challenging the Trump’s appointment following Jeff Sessions’ resignation.




In a statement, Senator Whitehouse said, “The stakes are too high to allow the president to install an unconfirmed lackey to lead the Department of Justice — a lackey whose stated purpose, apparently, is undermining a major investigation into the president.”