Friday appearing before the House Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern time, is Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.
As the News Blender reported Thursday, Whitaker sent Democrat Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) a letter requesting assurances that the Committee would not subpoena him, “today or tomorrow,” for his testimony to take place.
Nadler responded with a letter of his own, writing, “If you appear before the Committee tomorrow morning and if you are prepared to respond to questions from our Members, then I assure you that there will be no need for the Committee to issue a subpoena on or before February 8.”
Nadler via Twitter confirmed that Whitaker will testify Friday morning before the House Judiciary Committee.
In January, Nadler sent Whitaker a list of questions that would likely be asked during his testimony he explained at the time he was doing so in order to give President Trump the opportunity to “invoke executive privilege.”
The questions in part include, but aren’t limited to:
- My understanding is that you consulted with a four-person team of advisers for guidance on the question of your recusal. Who are these four individuals? Did any of them consult with the White House about your decision not recuse yourself from the Special Counsel’s investigation?
- Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions tasked John Huber, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, with reviewing a wide range of issues related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Have you ever received a briefing on the status of Mr. Huber’s work? If so, have you communicated any information you learned in such a briefing to any White House official, including but not limited to President Trump, or any member of President Trump’s private legal team?
- Have you ever received a briefing on the status of the Special Counsel’s investigation? If so, have you communicated any information you learned in that briefing to any White House official, including but not limited to President Trump, or any member of President Trump’s private legal team?