The Performance of the Acting Attorney General

 

Remember Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who subbed in when Jeff Sessions was forced out as President Trump’s first Attorney General? AAG Whittaker made waves when he declined to recuse himself from the Mueller probe, despite the fact that Senior ethics officials in the Justice Department recommended that he do so. Whittaker’s hope to be the understudy who grabs a leading role was scotched when President Trump appointed William Barr as Attorney General in December 7, 2018.