"I consulted with career ethics officials, I consulted my senior staff, I consulted with the office of legal counsel - it was my decision to make, I decided not to recuse", he explained. Whitaker added that he will urge Mueller to "summarize his findings" in a simple report issued to Congress, which could eventually be made public. He also tweeted that an article referring to the probe as a lynch mob was "worth a read".
"In your capacity as Acting Attorney General, have you ever been asked to approve any request or action to be taken by the Special Counsel?" asked House Judiciary Chair Nadler. They never pursued that action. The notion is that each branch of government must give due respect to the other branches is a concept that arises from the separation of powers but is not explicit in the Constitution. Within just minutes of the hearing though, it became very apparent. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., about the conditions under which he would testify.
"I am here voluntarily, we have agreed to five-minute rounds", Whitakersaid. "Answer the question please", he said.
In his opening statement, Whitaker said that while he would address the committee's questions, he would not reveal details of his communications with the Republican president.
In the letter Nadler sent Whitaker last week, he said he wants to ask about his decision not to recuse himself from the special counsel's investigation, whether he has ever been briefed on the special counsel's investigation, whether Mr. Trump contacted him about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, and whether Mr. Trump ever talked about firing or reassigning personnel in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, among other things.
"It's shocking how nervous and unsure of himself Whitaker appears to be", Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, wrote in an e-mail to TIME.
Whitaker's testimony Friday was in limbo after the House Judiciary Committee approved a tentative subpoena to ensure he appeared. He even blasted the Republican Ranking Member for not asking him questions about the DOJ's efforts on religious liberty or other issues important to him. They were voted down every time, vastly outnumbered by Democrats. "It has everything to do, as we found out this morning in a document dump from the Democratic side of this committee and also another committee, that this is nothing more than a character assassination".
The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee has reduced repo rate reduced by 25 basis points to 6.25 from 6.5 per cent. The monetary stimulus is what PM Modi's government needs to stoke growth in an election year.
They say to choose your friends wisely, and it seems Meghan Markle has an epic group of gals around her. The friends also slammed reports Meghan was feuding with Kate Middleton as "completely untrue ".
This lead to distrust in vaccinations after concerns were made public by the manufacturers regarding its potential side effects. Yet one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles will die from complications, according to the CDC .
While they're still not quite at the Warriors level yet, the 76ers are building a nice foundation for a strong playoff push. Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid , the Sixers now have arguably the most talented group in the Eastern Conference.
More than 95 percent of individuals who get the vaccine after 12 months of age will develop an immunity to all three viruses. Clark County Public Health has been regularly updating its list of locations where people may have been exposed to measles.
The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday's deadline. "I know that firsthand". The Kings will have $21 million in room if Barnes opts in or $45.2 million if he declines his option.
His shooting woes had become a hot topic among fans of the Raptors, who have struggled with the deep ball in recent weeks. For weeks, Gasol alluded to the fact that he expected to be traded by the National Basketball Association trade deadline.
Grande is far from a new face on the scene, but this past year has been an especially prominent one for her. Instead, they offered her a spot performing during the Tom Petty tribute, which she ultimately declined.
According to BBC Wales, Nantes have given Cardiff a 10-day ultimatum over the first payment of between five and six million euros. Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson have been missing since shortly after their plane took off from France on January 21.
This means that "highways, roads, walkways and parking lots" are likely going to become icy and inevitably risky and slippery. Rozinskis said things will warm up on Thursday, before a return to unseasonably cold daytime temperatures for the weekend.
Warriors Go One-Two in All-Star Draft
Last year wasn't televised, but fortunately, this year was, after James himself said it should be. Note: Westbrook traded from Team LeBron for Simmons after draft.
Hazard takes decision on Chelsea future
Hazard this week claimed he to have made a decision over his future, although did not go as far as to say that that decision was. According to the Telegraph , Hazard is expected to notify Chelsea of his decision to join Real once the season is over.
As Trump seeks an exit from Afghanistan, Moscow steps in
Talks between the Taliban and senior Afghan figures - but not members of the government - are taking place in Moscow this week. The present Afghan military forces and the Taliban need to cooperate in this regard, which will not be easy to accomplish.