Sires on AG: Whittaker ‘has clear bias against the Special Counsel’s investigation’


Reacting to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “forced resignation,” U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) says that his replacement “has clear bias against the Special Counsel’s investigation which he now oversees.”

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am alarmed that after forcing the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the President has appointed an individual who has clear bias against the Special Counsel’s investigation which he now oversees,” Sires said.

“Matthew Whitaker has explicitly spoken out in favor of defunding and limiting this investigation and must immediately recuse himself. The investigation must be allowed to continue unimpeded. Furthermore, the appointment of Whitaker as Acting Attorney General presents new legal challenges and potentially contradicts the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. Any individual in the position of Attorney General must be Senate confirmed.”

Sessions stepped down yesterday upon the president’s request after months of friction between the two. Whittaker was previously serving as Sessions’ chief of staff.

In an opinion column published on CNN back in August, Whittaker raised concerns about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether or not Russian interfered in the 2016 presidential race, where Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

“If he were to continue to investigate the financial relationships without a broadened scope in his appointment, then this would raise serious concerns that the special counsel’s investigation was a mere witch hunt,” he wrote at the time.

Sires, a Democrat, was re-elected with ease on Tuesday, making him part of the take back the House movement, though Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Senate.

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  1. What is this democrat afraid of? We know the answer, American law arresting their friends who trampled on the Constitution with massive illegal spying. It’s coming out and they can’t do anything about it.

    • Something’s coming out all right, but not the stuff from your alt-right fantasy blogs. Real investigations in the House. Trump’s tax returns will at last be subpoenaed too. Have fun with that. Good thing you can come here to complain about it. Tiffanie doesn’t want that kind of talk on Tiffanie Square View.

      • Nancy wait until the arrests and indictments before you start foaming batshit crazy. Then you can blame the Horse and we can all have another good laugh at your insanity.

  2. Nothing can stop the truth coming out. The dirt is going to come out and it’s going to show the biggest crimes against the country in its history. Bye Albio, you’ll be a footnote when it’s over and remembered for the desperate cover-up that failed.

    • If it’s definitely happening, why don’t you put it on Tiffany Square View? Once the news hits the mainstream media, she’ll see that you were right all along and won’t be offended. Don’t worry she’s only a democrat for political purposes anyway. Same as Jen. What’s your source? QAnon?