Who is Matthew Whitaker? Does he have a right to serve as AG? Should he recuse himself? Is he incompetent? Lets start here... The POTUS claims to not know Matt Whitaker. You can hear him make that clear, over and over, in this video at the 2 minute mark Spoiler Except at 1.06 of the same video we get a Fox interview excerpt done a month before where he tells them he knows Matt Whitaker and he is a "great guy". So I am guess we can agree Trump knows Matt Whitaker and was just lying and move past that point... but you never know. ------------ it seems abundantly clear that Matt Whitaker has strong views about Mueller investigation and he spoke regularly in interview about how he would end it or choke it off by starving it of funds or other. He has called it a witch hunt and lynch mob amongst other things. He has also stated that has been proven that the Russians did not interfere in the election (0.49) which goes directly against what the FBI, The Director of National Intelligence, The Director of Homeland security, who have definitely said there was interference, who he would now oversee as AAG It also seems clear he is a big Trump supporter and often used the same words Trump did when Matt was speaking in interviews in what many see as him 'applying for a job' with Trump, knowing Trump would watch those interviews. So this thread will have many areas to examine. First off is Matt Whitaker qualified to be made the AAG. He was not in the line of succession for the job and had not been confirmed by the Senate (4.40) and the expectation would have been that someone like Sally Yates or Rosenstein would have been the type of AAG pick. The President simply does not have this authority (6.10) Spoiler ----------- So overall in Matt, we have a guy who has proudly stated his bias against the investigation, who is an unapologetic Trump defender and who was not available via the constitutional process to even get the job. I'll leave aside his prior alleged abuse of office to prosecute a political rival which failed miserably and his statements that he considers the courts a lesser level or branch of gov't and his stated belief that all judges should be Christian and they need to follow a "biblical view of Justice" or they cannot be trusted. ---------- So let's discuss Matt Whitaker.