(CNN)For those of us who viewed President Trump’s decision to appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general with great skepticism, our greatest fears are now manifest.
When Whitaker was originally announced for the position in November, many were disturbed by Trump’s decision to select a chief law enforcement officer who had spoken out so strongly against special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign. They feared — as do I — that a President who does not respect the independence of the Justice Department was attempting to install an acolyte who would either seek to limit the Russia probe or disband it altogether and possibly interfere with other investigations into Trump World.
The entire affair smacked of malfeasance. As it turns out, our concerns were well founded.