- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 21, 2019

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he is looking into multiple opportunities, but cautioned an announcement about his future plans is not imminent.

Mr. Whitaker left the Justice Department earlier this month after a brief stint as the nation’s top cop. He had been serving as senior counsel at the Justice Department for a few weeks after Attorney General William P. Barr was sworn in last month.

“I am currently looking at many interesting opportunities,” Mr. Whitaker told The Washington Times as he departed a retirement ceremony for his former boss, ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Mr. Whitaker told The Times he would likely stay in Washington, but was open to opportunities outside of the beltway.

He added that an announcement about his future plans is not likely to come soon.

Mr. Whitaker declined to comment about his recent appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

Last week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, said during private testimony that Mr. Whitaker acknowledged Mr. Trump called him to discuss the campaign finance violation case against the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen.

However, Republicans on the committee, including Rep. Doug Collins, Georgia, pushed back on Mr. Nadler’s comments. Mr. Collins said there was no evidence the former acting attorney general discussed the Cohen case with Mr. Trump.

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