The Times story was team-reported by Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Michael S. Schmidt. "They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!".
President Trump's tumultuous time in an office has been marked by nothing but a steady stream of scandals and investigations.
The Times reported that Trump asked Whitaker to have Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of NY and an ally of the president, take over the investigation into the payments made to women who threatened to go public with accounts of sexual affairs they said they had with Trump.
"The issue would be if Trump directed his attorney general to tell the US attorney in NY to ignore his recusal and take over the investigations that impact Trump", McCarthy said on Outnumbered Overtime.
For more than two years, the public has known of serious allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation as it carried out an allegedly criminal operation to influence the 2016 American election.
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He called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement declaring Muthana not a citizen of the United States "the right call". But the lawyer said her father had not had diplomatic status "for months" before her birth in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Mr Clapper told CNN: "The odd thing, I think, that's bothered a lot of people, both in and out of the intelligence community, is this unusual personal deference to Putin by the president".
The Whitaker anecdote was part of a larger story detailing Trump's efforts to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation to try to derail probes into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign and other subjects.
"@realDonaldTrump We stand by our investigation, which was rigorously reported and based on a review of confidential White House documents as well as interviews with dozens of current and former government officials and others close to President Trump", the tweet said. "It has an ugly history of being wielded by dictators and tyrants who sought to control public information".
When asked by reporters Tuesday afternoon if he talked to Mr. Whitaker about the recusal, Mr. Trump responded, "No, I don't know who gave you that". "There's a lot of fake news out there".
Whitaker is presently under Congressional scrutiny for possible perjury after telling House Democrats that he was never "put under any pressure" by the president to interfere in any ongoing investigations involving the president. The campaign finance charges were related to payments made to silence two women who claimed they had affairs with Mr. Trump.