“The investigation is, I think, close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible,” Whitaker said at a press conference announcing the indictment of Chinese telecom company, Huawei.
Whitaker explained he’d been “fully briefed on the investigation,” which is much more than anyone else can say, given the fact that some of the evidence of FBI corruption and the investigation set-up was deleted.
“Whitaker’s surprise remarks are the first confirmation from a government official that the investigation is nearing its end. Reports have suggested that Mueller was in the process of writing a final report. NBC News reported in December that Mueller planned to turn over a final report by mid-February.”
Many people argue that the entire farce has gone on long enough. Despite getting convictions for decade’s old crimes and one for a disgusting liar, the investigation has not proved that President Donald Trump engaged in any illegal ‘Russian’ activity.
Whitaker was appointed associate attorney general after Jeff Sessions was fired on Nov. 7. Democrats hate him, and point to remarks he made while in the private sector.
He previously criticized the Russian probe and questioned whether Mueller even had constitutional authority to investigate the president for obstruction, for firing James Comey. Given that the president is an ‘executive,’ many people argue that Whitaker was right.
“Whitaker also asserted that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government, while calling into question the political makeup of the grand jury that Mueller is using in Washington, D.C.”
“I think the grand jury makeup is concerning based on where they called this grand jury,” Whitaker told radio host David Webb in late 2017.
He also said that the Clinton Foundation should be investigated, a call that others have echoed.
Whitaker addressed those statements, clearly stating they were the “sort of the statements that I made were as a private citizen only with publicly available information.”
Mueller’s investigation began on May 17, 2017, days after the president fired Comey as FBI Director. Then, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ‘chose’ Mueller as special counsel—although there are some who say that Mueller was picked by Comey hours after Comey was fired—to control the FBI’s ‘investigation’ into Russian collusion.
That probe was formally opened in July, 2016, and was based on a dossier paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton. Christopher Steele, who authored it, has recently testified that he created it for Clinton to be able to contest election results if Trump won.
So far, none of the indictments or plea deals Mueller has garnered have involved allegations of conspiracy with Russian operatives. In fact, most of the information has illuminated the outrageous abuse of power by those in the DOJ, FBI, and State Department.
NEW: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker says Mueller investigation "is, I think, close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible." https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/HL7XCGTohV
— ABC News (@ABC) January 28, 2019