Here Are 7 of the Most Damning Things Trump’s New Acting Attorney General Has Said About the Special Counsel and Judicial Oversight | Alternet
Robert Mueller should not be allowed to investigate Trump’s finances.
In an editorial for CNN.com last year, Whitaker made clear that he believes the president’s personal finances are off limits to special counsel Robert Mueller. “Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing,” he thundered. He added that any attempt to look into the finances of Trump or his family would suggest the probe is a “witch hunt.”
The Russia investigation is a “lynch mob.”
Last year, while serving as Sessions’ chief of staff, Whitaker shared an article urging Trump’s attorneys not to cooperate with the “Mueller lynch mob.” “Worth a read,” he tweeted.
- We should have a religious test for federal judges.
In 2014, Whitaker ran for Senate in Iowa. During that campaign, one of his chief pledges at a GOP forum was that he would ask candidates for federal judgeships whether they are “people of faith” who had “a biblical view of justice.”
Given that American law is based on a secular constitution rather than the Bible, and given that that constitution makes clear that religious tests for public office are invalid, this is a completely inappropriate thing to ask a judicial nominee.