After firing Jeff Sessions, President Trump named native Iowan Matt Whitaker to be acting U.S. Attorney General. This has sparked controversy because the President leapfrogged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who was confirmed by the Senate.
This is important, because the Attorney General will oversee the Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller. Whitaker has repeatedly criticized the Russia investigation.
During this half hour of River to River, we talk about Whitaker as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, who he is, and what kind of guidance he'll be providing to U.S. Attorneys across the country.
Kevin Techau, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, and Bud Cummins, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas join host Ben Kieffer.