Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker on Friday told House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler “Your five minutes is up” as he was questioned on his oversight of the investigation into Russian election interference.
The breach in protocol prompted gasps in the room and Nadler started laughing.
Whitaker’s testimony came after a great deal of back and forth between him and House Democrats, who’ve been putting increasing pressure on the Trump administration regarding Russia.
Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker on Friday elicited gasps when he cut off House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler as he was questioned on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.
As Nadler asked Whitaker if he’d ever been asked to “approve any request or action to be taken by” Mueller, the acting attorney general said, “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up.”
“I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five-minute rounds,” he added.
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