(NBC News) Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker will face questions today from the House Judiciary Committee.
His testimony comes after a threatened standoff; the committee was prepared to issue a subpoena in case Whitaker refused to attend or answer questions.
Whitaker criticized the Russia investigation before President Trump appointed him to oversee it.
Democrats want to know if he was asked or if he promised to influence or impede special counsel Robert Mueller and why didn’t he recuse himself as an ethics officer recommended.
He received questions more than two weeks ago.
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