Department of Justice ethics officials have told acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker that, despite past comments he made about stopping the Mueller investigation, he does not need to recuse himself from the Mueller probe.
This ethics opinion must be shared with Congress. Now.
DOJ officials must avoid not only actual impropriety but the appearance of impropriety.
Given Whitaker’s prejudicial comments about Mueller, the public can have no confidence in him. We will scrutinize his every action. https://t.co/0Jxbn1eJSP
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 20, 2018
DOJ ethics office says acting attorney general Whitaker need not recuse from Mueller probe, according to person familiar with case https://t.co/ZqOy9vYcGU
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 20, 2018