- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 9, 2019

President Trump slammed “vicious” congressional Democrats Saturday for their hostile questioning of acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker in a contentious House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

“The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win!”

Mr. Whitaker testified before the House Judiciary Committee Friday, aggressively fending off Democratic queries about possible interference in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

He told the committee that he had not spoken with President Trump or senior White House officials about the probe. When Chairman Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, persisted with such questions, Mr. Whitaker finally responded, “Mr. Chairman, your five minutes are up.”

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