Trump Has No Idea Who His New Acting AG Is … But He Used To

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CNN: “President Donald Trump sought to distance himself from the Justice Department official he just named as acting attorney general in the face of mounting criticism about the legality and propriety of his appointment.”

“‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker,’ Trump said of the new acting attorney general, saying he hired him because he had worked for since-dismissed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”

“The President’s comments are at odds with the relationship Trump has forged with Whitaker in recent months, even as his opinion of Sessions continued to sour.”

“And in an October 11 interview on Fox News, Trump made clear he did, in fact, know Whitaker well.”

“‘I can tell you Matt Whitaker’s a great guy. I know Matt Whitaker,’ he said.”

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