- The Washington Times - Monday, April 27, 2020

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will release a book next month detailing what he says was a plot by Justice Department “deep state” insiders to sabotage President Trump.

It is rare for former heads of federal agencies to write books blasting their former departments. It is even more surprising because Mr. Whitaker has kept a low profile since leaving the Justice Department last year.

An advertisement for the book posted on Amazon over the weekend promises to provide “a stunning account of what he found in the swamp that is Washington.”

Mr. Whitaker said he will reveal how former FBI Director James B. Comey and other top Justice Department figures openly worked against Mr. Trump and how a “deep state” of Washington insiders use the media to achieve its goals.

The book will also reportedly disclose how former special counsel Robert Mueller quickly concluded that members of the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia’s election-interference efforts but kept the investigation active “as an act of political subversion.”

A Justice Department spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.

“Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Will Try to Subvert President Trump,” will be released May 19, according to an advertisement on Amazon posted over the weekend.

Conservative book publisher Regnery Publishing is releasing the 256-page book.

“The Department of Justice had been steered off course by a Deep State made up of Washington insiders who saw themselves as above the law. Recklessly inverting, bending, and breaking the law to achieve their own political goals, they relentlessly undermined the Constitution by flaunting the rightful authority of a President they despised,” it said.

Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and former chairman of the House intelligence committee, wrote the foreword.

Mr. Whitaker served as chief of staff for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions until he was elevated to acting attorney general after his boss’ resignation in November 2018.

He ran the department until the confirmation of Attorney General William Barr in February 2019. Initially, it was reported that Mr. Whitaker would stay on at the Justice Department, but he left quickly after Mr. Barr took over.

Since his departure, Mr. Whitaker has stayed out of the spotlight, save for a handful of appearances on Fox News.

• Jeff Mordock can be reached at jmordock@washingtontimes.com.

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