House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler pressed Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Democrat asked is Whitaker if he and Trump had talked about the probe.
“Yes or not, have you communicated any information in that briefing to President Trump?” he asked.
After a long pause, Nadler continued: “It’s a yes or no question. Have you communicated anything you learned in that briefing about the investigation to President Tump? Yes or no?”
Whitaker then said this:“Mr. Chairman, as I’ve said earlier today in my opening remarks, I do not intend today to talk about my private conversations with the President of the United States. But to answer your question, I have not talked to the President about the special counsel’s investigation.”