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Donald Trump denies that he tried to influence the widening Michael Cohen investigation

Trump denied the story at the White House Tuesday afternoon, referring to the Times report as "more fake news" and saying that he had a "very good" relationship with Whitaker, who was replaced last week by William Barr. "I have a lot of respect for Mr. Whitaker. I think he's done a great job," Trump said. He said Whitaker was "a very fine man, and he should be given a lot of thanks by our nation." Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec referred to testimony Whitaker gave to the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month. The New York Times wrote a story today accusing Trump of trying to get his Acting AG to replace the US attorney in charge of Cohen’s case: Mr. Trump called Matthew G. Whitaker, his newly installed attorney general, with a question. He asked whether Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and a Trump ally, could be put in charge of the widening investigation, a

Attorney General Matt Whitaker: Mueller probe 'close to being completed'

The Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker  has just told  Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is "close to being completed,". JUST IN: At DOJ presser Acting AG Whitaker says Mueller investigation “close to being completed” in response to my question about his prior criticism of Special Counsel probe.  See also:  Judge Jeanine: Trump tries to make decisions that are best for you and me  BREAKING AP: Acting A-G Matthew Whitaker days Mueller probe "is close to being completed." WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel’s Russia probe is “close to being completed,” the acting attorney general said Monday in the first official sign that the investigation may be wrapping up. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s comments were a departure for the Justice Department, which rarely comments on the state of the investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign coordina