Trump’s New Justice Chief Assailed over Anti-Mueller Stance


Andrew Kent was quoted in a Times of Israel article about acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s take on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation. Recently, Whitaker drew criticism over his denial of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Experts said he has the power to block Mueller from chasing investigative leads and issuing significant subpoenas — of Trump for example — and indictments.

“Starting yesterday, it would have been possible that Whitaker could have been saying, ‘No, you can’t indict Donald Trump Jr. or whoever,’” no matter how strong the evidence, said Fordham University Law School Professor Andrew Kent.

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