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Trump says he wouldn't override Whitaker if he shortened Russia probe

Nov 19, 2018 - The Washington Post
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President Trump said he would not overrule his acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, if he decided to curtail the special counsel investigation being led by Robert S. Mueller III of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Look, it's going to be up to him. . . . I would not get involved," Trump said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

The president also publicly mocked a House Democrat who criticized Whitaker, deriding Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.) as "little...