Whitaker Throws Trump Under The Bus After Admitting That He Would’ve ‘Jumped On Grenade’ For The President
It was revealed in a New York Times bombshell report on Tuesday that Donald Trump begged former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to intervene in the Manhattan investigation into his former fixer Michael Cohen by hiring a loyalist to look over the probe.
According to the Times, Whitaker told Trump that he didn’t have the authority to do what he asked. But that didn’t mean the former acting Attorney General wasn’t willing to do anything to help Trump out.
According to the report, Whitaker told associates that he was willing to “jump on a grenade” for Trump, despite being in a nonpartisan position.
On Tuesday, a CNN panel discussed Whitaker’s comments about doing anything for Trump.
“Getting a guy in a position to be able to jump on a grenade is exactly what he would have wanted,” legal analyst Paul Callen observed. “I mean he was pounding Jeff Sessions since the day Sessions recused himself.”
Callen added that criminal intent would still have to be proven.
“Having someone in a position to jump on a grenade to protect you still doesn’t make it criminality. You have to have a specific intent to obstruct a criminal investigation,” he said, adding that “proof of criminal intent could still come out.”
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