Ted Lieu Says Whitaker ‘Cannot Escape Testifying’

Thursday on MSNBC’s Deadline, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker would be required to testify before Congress about whether he interfered in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of election collusion with Russia.

Asked if he expected to see Whitaker testify in front of his committee Friday morning, Lieu replied, “We do. There’s no reason for Matt Whitaker not to appear. If he doesn’t, the American people need to ask what is he hiding. The House Judiciary Committee has bent over backward for Matt Whitaker. We gave him the main questions weeks ago as a courtesy. We also negotiated with his office. There’s no reason he doesn’t show up and testify.”