Key Words: New acting attorney general wanted limits on Mueller’s Trump probe

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Matt Whitaker.

The new acting attorney general doesn’t think much of Robert Mueller’s reportedly looking into President Trump’s finances.

Matthew Whitaker, who on Wednesday was named by Trump as acting attorney general after the requested resignation of Jeff Sessions, spelled out his views in a CNN opinion piece authored just a month before he joined the Justice Department as Session’s chief of staff:

‘It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump’s finances or his family’s finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else.

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