Matthew Whitaker, the New Acting Attorney General, Was Obsessed With Clinton’s Emails

Mother Jones reports:

Matthew Whitaker, the New Acting Attorney General, Was Obsessed With Clinton’s Emails

He pitched a list of questions for Clinton to answer during a presidential debate. Nearly all were about her emails.

Before joining the Justice Department, Whitaker ran the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, a conservative nonprofit ostensibly “dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency.” But FACT does not reveal its donors and almost exclusively targets Democrats. Whitaker was the organization’s only full-time employee in 2015 and 2016, according to tax filings.


The filings show that FACT paid more than $260,000 to CRC Public Relations between 2015 and 2016. CRC had made a name for itself by helping spread the inaccurate Swift Boat attacks against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential campaign. It recently guided conservative activist Ed Whelan as he spread a conspiracy theory suggesting that Christine Blasey Ford was actually assaulted by a classmate who looked like Brett Kavanaugh.

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