American lawyer and politician
Matthew George Whitaker is an American lawyer and politician, who served as the Acting United States Attorney General from 2018 to 2019. He was appointed by President Donald Trump on November 7, 2018, after Jeff Sessions resigned at Trump's request. Whitaker previously served as Chief of Staff to Sessions from September 2017 to November 2018. Trump announced his nomination of William Barr for Attorney General on December 7, 2018, leaving Whitaker's future at the Department of Justice in doubt. On February 15, 2019, after Barr was sworn in on the previous day, Whitaker became a senior counselor in the Office of the Associate Attorney General, serving until his resignation March 2, 2019.
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