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"We have followed the special counsel's regulations to a T," Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told the House Judiciary Committee.
In prepared remarks, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday there's been no change in the "overall management" of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia investigation.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. Watch it here.
Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee is trying "to create a public spectacle" by authorizing a tentative subpoena for his testimony even though he had already agreed to appear voluntarily.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr's nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he'll be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., head of the House Judiciary Committee, says he is holding the vote "in an abundance of caution" to ensure that Whitaker appears and "answers our questions cleanly."…
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