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Acting attorney general is political partisan whose former employer launched Arkansas political attack

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:52 AM

click to enlarge MATTHEW WHITAKER: Partisan player is now acting attorney general.
  • MATTHEW WHITAKER: Partisan player is now acting attorney general.
Matthew Whitaker, now the acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions' firing, is a Donald Trump loyalist, a critic of the Mueller investigation and a political partisan whose past includes work for a group that turned up in an Arkansas political race.

Before joining Sessions' staff, Whitaker worked three years, at $420,000 a year, for the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a dark money conservative group that specialized in investigating Democrats.

The group turned up in Arkansas this year and we noted Whitaker's involvement at the time.  It raised questions about income state Rep. Clarke Tucker received and properly disclosed for managing a charitable trust established by a relative.  Its complaint was then trumpeted by a Republican campaign organization working to help Republican Rep. French HIll defeat Tucker's challenge to his re-election. The complaint has come to nothing.

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