Bill Barr's predecessor slams former AG for trusting DOJ on Mar-a-Lago raid
Whitaker gave his take on Trump being granted a special master by a federal judge to look over the documents seized from his home at Mar-a-Lago.
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on Thursday slammed his successor, saying former AG Bill Barr's recent embrace of the Justice Department raid on Donald Trump flew in the face of all the wrongdoing Barr himself exposed in the discredited Russia collusion case.
"Bill Barr continues for some reason to be an institutionalist when it comes to the Department of Justice, even though based on what he presided over, he should know better," Whitaker said on the Thursday edition of "Just the News, Not Noise."
"We have seen far too many examples as it relates to Donald Trump, and investigations into Donald Trump, that the Department of Justice just doesn't seem to follow its own traditions, rules and ethical considerations," Whitaker continued.
Whitaker gave his take on Trump being granted a special master by a federal judge to look over the documents seized from his home Mar-a-Lago.
"I think it's a very helpful fact, if you're for a special master being appointed," Whitaker said. "Several of the documents that weren't included in the search warrant and authorized to be grabbed included the passports, medical records, attorney client privilege documents, accounting records and potentially tax returns."
Whitaker also pointed out that the FBI "taint team" was not very effective with filtering out what was and wasn't authorized regarding the search warrant.
"This was a very broad warrant," Whitaker concluded. "And obviously, Judge Cannon was not impressed by the taint team's work, and just forwarded much of this information on to the investigative team."