Washington Gets Ready for Matthew Whitaker at Justice Department

WASHINGTON—Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is unlikely to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, associates said, though it remains unclear how much of an impact he may have on that probe and others stemming from it.

Mr. Whitaker publicly criticized the Mueller probe before arriving at the last year as Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff. That prompted Democrats to call Thursday for his recusal from oversight of the 18-month-old investigation,…

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