Trump, Whitaker and Nixon

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARTY NOVEMBER 12, 2018

         PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NAMED A MAN MOST PEOPLE HAVE NOT HEARD OF TO BE HIS ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL. AFTER HE FIRED JEFF SESSIONS, THE PRESIDENT IMMEDIATELY SELECTED MATHHEW WHITAKER, WHO WILL NOW OVERSEE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE OF ROBERT MUELLER, WHO IS INVESTIGATING ALLEGED COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE RUSSIANS IN 2016. SO FAR, NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION HAS BEEN PRODUCED, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE RUMORS THAT THE PRESIDENT’S SON, DON, JR. ALLEGEDLY LIED TO THE FBI ABOUT MEETING WITH RUSSIAN OPERATIVES IN TRUMP TOWER IN NEW YORK.

         TWO MONTHS BEFORE JOINING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AS SESSIONS’S CHIEF OF STAFF, MATTHEW WHITAKER WROTE A COMMENTARY FOR CNN ARGUING THE SPECIAL COUNSEL WOULD CROSS A LINE IF IT BEGAN INVESTIGATING THE FINANCES OF TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY. CLEARLY THIS IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS LOOKING FOR IN SESSIONS, WHO EARLY-ON RECUSED HIMSELF FROM ALL OF THIS, LEADING TO THE PRESIDENT’S IRE AND PUBLIC CRITICISM OF HIM.

         REMEMBER THAT DENIALS ARE NOT PROOF AND FOR THAT I GIVE YOU RICHARD NIXON. AS THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO SAY, WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I’M CAL THOMAS.