Matthew G. Whitaker

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Matthew G. Whitaker became Acting Attorney General of the United States upon the resignation of Jeff Sessions after the 2018 Midterm elections. Whitaker assumed control of the Russia investigation.


President George W Bush appointed Whitaker US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, where he prosecuted white collar and drug trafficking crimes. He held that office from 2004 until 2009. He ran for United States Senate in 2014, losing the party's nomination to Republican Senator Joni Ernst.

Whitaker was hired as AG Jeff Sessions chief of staff in October 2017.[1]