Dem Rep. Nadler: First Priority Is to Protect Mueller Probe From ‘So Called’ Attorney General

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe, “possible incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said his first priority after the new Congress is sworn in is to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation from acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Nadler said, “Number one is to protect the Mueller investigation. The so-called attorney general and I say so-called because his nomination was not submitted to the Senate, he has the authority, allegedly, to oversee the investigation. We know from him whether in fact —and all of what I’m about to say he must report to us. He must report to us at the end of the investigation. We’ll want to know it now. Have you overruled Mr. Mueller? Have you told him he cannot pursue some line of inquiry? Have you informed the administration of what ought to be secret information about a criminal investigation in which some of the people of the administration, including the president, are subject and perhaps targets? Obviously, you can sabotage an investigation by telling the subject of the investigation what they are doing and what they are looking at. We want to know these questions before we get any further.”

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