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>> We're finished.>> President Trump, in an interview on Fox News Sunday, said he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting US Attorney General, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.>> Look, it's gonna be up to him. I think he's very well-aware politically.
I think he's astute politically. He's a very smart person, a very respected person, he's gonna do what's right. I really believe he's gonna do what's right.>> But you won't overrule him if he decides to curtail?>> I would not get involved.>> Whitaker took over supervision of Mueller's investigation after Trump ousted Jeff Sessions, a day after the US Congressional elections.
US Representative Adam Schiff, who is set to lead the House Intelligence Committee after Democrats won control of the Chamber, said Democrats will use their oversight powers to investigate any effort by Whitaker to curb Mueller's probe. Trump took aim at Schiff on Sunday in a tweet that misspelled his last name replacing the two f's with t's.
Whitaker, who Democrats have called a Trump lackey in the past criticized the scope of the Mueller probe and brought up the possibility of undermining it by slashing Muller's funding. Trump, in the interview that was taped on Friday, claimed he was unaware of Whitaker's past statements.>> I think we've wasted enough time on this witch-hunt.