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Judiciary Chairman Threatens to Depose Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker After ‘Unsatisfactory’ Testimony

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has threatened to depose Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker after his “unsatisfactory” testimony in front of the committee last week. Whitaker was strongly criticized for his appearance in which he insisted that he hasn’t interfered with the special counsel investigation that he oversees, and that he hadn’t discussed the probe with President Donald Trump. Nadler told CNN that Whitaker “may have” misled the committee in testimony last week, and said in a letter to him released Wednesday that: “Although the committee appreciates your decision to appear, members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence ... You repeatedly refused to offer clear responses regarding your communications with the White House, and you were inconsistent in your application of the department’s policy related to the discussion of ongoing investigations.” Trump chose Whitaker to lead the Justice Department temporarily after he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.