Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Justice Department’s inspector general on Friday urging them to start an investigation into acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker for not recusing himself in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
According to The Daily Beast, the letter was signed by every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The letter comes not long before Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, heads to the Senate for his confirmation hearing.
“Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s decision to disregard the advice of career DOJ ethics officials to recuse himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicates that DOJ’s internal ethics procedures have failed,” the senators said in the letter. “Not only does this raise serious concerns about Mr. Whitaker’s current actions as Acting Attorney General, but it also calls into question DOJ’s ethics procedures to assess and address potential conflicts of William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee to be Attorney General.”
The entire letter can be read HERE.